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October 11, 1975 


RATEFUL DEAD/ ALLAH’S’ OWN 


[ Sinatras, Bienstock 
Establish New Pubbery 

California Copyright Confab 
Meets To Discuss Music Print 


Casablanca Has 1st Mil. $ Month 


Warner Bros. Music 
Inks Co-Pub Pact W/Yes 


Audiofidelity To 
Distrib. BASF Lines 


Electronic Media: 

Growth Must Continue (Ed) 


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I’M SORRY 

John Denver (RCA PB 10353) 

MR, JAWS 

Dickie Goodman (Cash CR 451) 

BAD BLOOD 


10/4 9/27 


Neil Sedaka (Rocket/MCA PIG 40460) 

THEY JUST CANT STOP IT 

6 

11 

THE (GAMES PEOPLE PLAY) 

Spinners (Atlantic 45-3284) 

LYIN’ EYES 

5 

10 

Eagles (Asylum E-45279-A) 

AIN’T NO WAY TO TREAT A 
LADY 

9 

22 

Helen Reddy (Capitol 41 28) 

DANCE WITH ME 

7 

8 

Orleans (Asylum 45261) 

FAME 

8 

9 

David Bowie (RCA JB 10320) 

RUN JOEY RUN 

3 

1 

David Geddes (Big Tree 16044) ( Dist Atlantic) 

BALLROOM BLITZ 

1 

2 

Sweet (Capitol 4055) 

BRAZIL 

1 1 

13 

Ritchie Family (20th Century TC 2201) 

ROCKY 

12 

15 

Austin Roberts (Private Stock 45020) 

MIRACLES 

Jefferson Starship (Grunt FB 10367) 

13 

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(Dist: RCA) 

FEELINGS 

14 

17 

Morris Albert (RCA JB 10279) 

IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE 

10 

12 

Tavares (Capitol P-41 11) 

WHO LOVES YOU 

16 

18 

The Four Seasons (Warner Bros WBS 81 22) 

HOW LONG (6ETCHA GOT A 
CHICK ON THE SIDE) 

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24 

The Pointer Sisters (ABC/Blue Thumb BTA 265) 

DO IT ANY WAY YOU WANNA 

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People's Choice (TSOP ZS 8-4769) 

LOW RIDER 

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25 

War (United Artists XW906-Y) 

GET DOWN TONIGHT 

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60 

KC & The Sunshine Band (T K 1009) 

RHINESTONE COWBOY 

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Glen Campbell (Capitol 4095) 

LADY BLUE 

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5 

Leon Russell (Shelter/MCA 40378) 

CAROLINA IN THE PINES 

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36 

Michael Mu rphey(Epic8- 50131) 

WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY 
MAKES 

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Esther Phillips (Kudu 925) 

THIS WILL BE 

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Natalie Cole (Capitol 4109) 

1 ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU 

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Art Garfunkel (Columbia 3-10190) 

SOMETHING BETTER TO DO 

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Olivia Newton-John (MCA 40459) 

BORN TO RUN 

35 

54 

Bruce Springsteen (Columbia 3-10209) 

THERE GOES ANOTHER 
LOVE SONG 

36 

53 

Outlaws (Arista 01 50) 

S.O.S. 

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52 

Abba (Atlantic 3265) 

AT SEVENTEEN 

39 

48 

Janis Ian (Columbia 3-10154) 

ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE 
WORLD 

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4 

John Fogerty (Elektra E-45274-A) 

WASTED DAYS AND 
WASTED NIGHTS 

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50 

Freddy Fender (ABC Dot DOA 17558) 

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- AB 

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DU, 


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THE WAY I WANT TO TOUCH 
YOU 

Captain STennille (A&M 1725-S) 

MAIN TITLE (THEME FROM 

JAWS) 

John Williams (MCA 40439) 

COULD IT BE MAGIC 

Barry Manilow (Arista AS 01 26) 

SWEET STICKY THING 

Ohio Players (Mercury 73713) 

YOU 

George Harrison (Apple 49342) 

HEAT WAVE 

Linda Ronstadt (Asylum E-45282-A) 

I BELIEVE THERE’S 
NOTHING STRONGER THAN 
OUR LOVE 

Paul Anka (United Artists XW685Y) 

GONE AT LAST 

Paul Simon/Phoebe Snow & The Jessy 
Dixon SingerslCol 3-10197) 

TO EACH HIS OWN 

Faith, Hope & Chanty (RCA PB 10343) 

DAISY JANE 

America (Warner Bros WBS 81 18) 

IF I EVER LOSE THIS 
HEAVEN 

Average White Band (Atlantic 45-3285) 

KATMANDU 

Bob Seger (Capitol 41 16) 

ISLAND GIRL 

Elton John (MCA 40461) 

JUST TOO MANY PEOPLE 

Melissa Manchester (Arista AS 0146) 

FALLIN’ IN LOVE 

Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds 
(Playboy P-6024-A) 

BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE 
RAIN 

Willie Nelson (Columbia 3-101 76) 

#18 WITH A BULLET 

Pete Wingfield ( Island 026) 

SKY HIGH 

Jigsaw(ChelseaCH 3022) 

DREAMING A DREAM 

Crown Heights Affair (DeLite 1570) 

FIGHT THE POWER (PART I) 

The Isley Brothers (T-Neck/CBS ZS 8-225 

MR. D.J. (FIVE FOR THE D.JJ 

Aretha Franklin (Atlantic 3289) 

MONEY 

Gladys Knight & The Pips (Buddah BDA 487) 

NIGHTS ON BROADWAY 

Bee Gees (RSO 515) 

EVERY DAY I HAVE TO CRY 
SOME 

Arthur Alexander (Buddah BDA 492) 

I GET HIGH ON YOU 

Sly Stone (Epic 8-501 35) 

LETTING GO 

Wings (Capitol P-4145) 

I LOVE MAKIN’ LOVE TO YOU 

Evie SandstHaven 7013) 

I WANT’A DO SOMETHING 
FREAKY TO YOU 

Leon Haywood (20th Century TC-2228) 

I GOT STONED AND I MISSED 
IT 

Ji m Stafford [ MGM M 1 48 1 9) 

PEACE PIPE 

BT Express (Roadshow RD-7003) 

OPERATOR 

The Manhattan T ransfer (Atlantic 3292) 

KEEP ON TRYIN’ 

PocolABC 12126) 

THE AGONY AND THE 
ECSTASY 

Smokey Robinson (Tamla T-54261 F-A) 


10/4 9/27 


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HELP ME MAKE IT (TO MY 
ROCKIN’ CHAIR) 

B J Thomas (ABC ABD 12121) 

SUMMER OF ’42 

Biddu Orchestra (Epic 8-581 39) 

SO IN LOVE 

Curtis Mayfield (Curtom CMS 01 05) 

IF I COULD ONLY WIN YOUR 
LOVE 

Emmylou Harris (Reprise RPS 1332) 

DEAR PRUDENCE 

Katfish (Big Tree BT 16045) 

DIAMONDS AND RUST 

Joan Baez (ASM 1 737) 

INDIAN LOVE CALL 

Ray Stevens (Barnaby B616-A) 

CALYPSO 

John Denver (RCA PB 10353) 

SATURDAY NIGHT 

Bay City Rollers (Arista AS 0149) 

MEXICO 

James Taylor Warner Brothers (WBS 81 37) 

THE OTHER WOMAN 

Vicki Lawrence (Private Stock PS 45036) 

MIDNIGHT SHOW 

Bobby Vinton (ABC 12131) 

CHANGE WITH THE TIMES 

Van McCoy (Avco AV-4660) 

FLY, ROBIN, FLY 

Silver Convention (Midland Inti 10339) 

MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL 

Mike Post (MGM M 14829) 

LEFTOVERS 

Millie Jackson (Spring 161) 

ROCKIN’ AND ROLLIN’ ON 
THE STREETS OF 
HOLLYWOOD 

Buddy Miles (Casablanca 539) 

MAMACITA 

Grass Roots (Haven 7015) 

ARE YOU SURE HANK DONE 
IT THIS WAY 

Waylon Jennings (RCA PB 10379) 

A FRIEND OF MINE IS GOING 
BLIND 

John Dawson Read (Chrysalis CR 2015) 

EVERYTHING’S THE SAME 


(AIN’T NOTHING CHANGED) 

Billy Swan (MonumentZS 8-8661) 


LET’S LIVE TOGETHER 

Road Apples (Polydor PD 14285) 

SAME THING IT TOOK 

Impressions (Curtom CNS 1 06) 

SALSOUL HUSTLE 

Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul S2-2002) 

LOVE POWER 

Willie Hutch (Motown M1360-A) 

FANCY LADY 

Billy Preston (A&M 1735-S) 

PARTY MUSIC 

Pat Lundi (Vigor 1723) 

JUST A SMILE 

Pilot (Capitol 4135) 

WHAT’S HAPPENED TO 
BLUE EYES 

Jessi Colter ( Capitol 4067) 

KING KONG (PARTS I & II) 

The Jimmy Castor Bunch (Atlantic 45- 

WE BEEN SINGING 
SONGS 

Baron Stewart (United Artists XW686Y) 

NOTHIN’ HEAVY 

David Bellamy (Warner Bros /Curb WBS 81 23) 

WAKE UP 

Law (GRC 2072) 

I’LL GO TO MY GRAVE 
LOVING YOU 

Statler Brothers ( Mercury 73687) 


10/4 9/27 


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A Friend Of (Big Secret/Almo — ASCAP) 86 

Ain't No Way To Treat (Colgems — ASCAP) 6 

Are You Sure Hank I Baron - BMI ) 85 

At Seventeen (Mine/April —ASCAP) 31 

Bad Blood (Don Kirshner — BMI/Kirshner 

Songs — ASCAP) 3 

Ballroom Blitz(Chinnichap/Rak — BMI) 10 

Blue Eyes Crying (Milene Music — ASCAP) 49 

Born To Run (Laurel Canyon —ASCAP) 28 

Brazil (Peer Int i Corp, — BMI) 11 

Calypso (Cherry Lane — ASCAP) 74 

Carolina In The Pines (Mystery — BMI) 23 

Changes With (Van McCoy/Warner/ 

Tamerlane — BMI) 79 

Could It Be (Kamikazi/Angel Dust — BMI) 36 

Daisy Jane (Warner Bros — ASCAP) 43 

Dance With Me (Hall/Mojohanna -BMI) 7 

Dear Prudence (Maclen — BMI ) 71 

Diamonds And Rust (Chandos — ASCAP) 72 


Do It Any Way ( Mighty Three — BM I ) 
Dreaming A Dream (Delightful — BMI) 

18With A Bullet (Ackee — ASCAP) 

Everyday I Have To Cry (Combine — BMI) 
Everything's The Same (Combine — BMI) 

Failin' In Love (Spitfire — BMI) 

Fame (MainMan/Lennon/Ceilidh/ 

ATV — BMI) 

, Fancy Lady (Irving/WEP — BMI) 


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92 


Feelings (Fermata Inti -ASCAP) 14 

Fight The Power (Bovina — ASCAP) 53 

Fly, Robin. Fly (Midsong — ASCAP) 80 

Get Down Tonight (Sherlyn — BMI) 20 

Gone At Last (Paul Simon — BMI) 41 

Heat Wave (Jobete —ASCAP) 39 

Help Me Make It (Baby Chick — BMI) 67 

How Long (Bet'cha) (Polo Grounds — BMI/ 

Ebbets Field — ASCAP) 17 

I Believe There's Nothing (Spanka — BMI) .40 

If I Could Only (Acuff-Rose— BMI) 70 

If I Ever Lose (Almo/ Jobete — ASCAP) 44 

I Get High (Stoneflower — BMI) 58 

I Got Stoned ( Evil Eye -BMI) 62 

I'll Go To My Grave (Amer Cowboy — BMI) . . . . 100 
I Love Makin' (Big Cigar/Common Good/ 

Pocket FullofTunes/TouchofGold — BMI/ 
Bien/Every Little T une/ 

Amer Dream — ASCAP) . ....... 60 

Indian Love Call (Warner Bros. — ASCAP) 73 

I Only Have Eyes (Warner Bros -ASCAP) 26 

I'm Sorry (Cherry Lane — ASCAP) 1 

Island Girl (Big Pig/Leeds - ASCAP) 46 

It Only Takes A (ABC/One of a Kind - BMI) 15 

I Wanta Do Something (Jim Edd — ASCAP). , , 61 

Just A Smile (Al Gallico — BMI) 94 

JustToo Many People (Braintree/Rumanian 

Pickleworks — BMI) 47 


KeepOn Tryin'IFool'sGold — ASCAP) 65 

King Kong (Jimpire -BMI) 96 

Lady Blue (Skyhill Pub Co BMI) 22 

Leftovers (Muscle Shoals -- BMI) 82 

Let's Live (Landers/Roberts ASCAP) 88 

Letting Go (McCartney/ ATV BMI) 59 

Love Power iGetra - BMI) 91 

Low Rider (Far-Out — ASCAP) 19 

Lyin Eyes (Longrun — ASCAP) 5 

Main Title (Jaws) (Duchess — BMI) 35 

Mamacita (Screen Gems-Col/Summerhill— BMI) 84 

Manhattan Spiritual (Zodiac — ASCAP) 81 

Mexico (Country Road — BMI) 76 

Midnight Show (Don Kirshner - BMI) 78 

Miracles (Diamondback — BMI) 13 

Money (Sky Forest Music- BMI) 55 

Mr D J (Pundit — BMI) 54 

Mr Jaws (Unichappell — BMI) 2 

Nights On Broadway (Casserole — BMI) 56 

Nothin' Heavy (Famous -ASCAP) 98 

Operator (Conrad BMI) 64 

Party Music (Rumanian Pickleworks BMI) ... 93 

Peace Pipe (Triple 0/ Jeff Mar — BMI) 63 

Rhinestone (20th/HouseofWeiss — ASCAP) .21 

Rockin All Over (Creasy King — ASCAP) 32 

Rockin And Rollin’ (Miles Ahead ASCAP) 83 

Rocky (Strawberry Hill —ASCAP) 12 

Run Joey Run (Music of The Times - ASCAP) ... 9 


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Salsoul Hustle (Little Jack/ Anatom — BMI) 90 

Same Thing It (Chappell — ASCAP) 89 

Saturday Night (Welbeck — ASCAP) 75 

Sky High (Duchess — BMI) 51 

So In Love [Mayfield — BMI) 69 

Something Better To Do (ATV BMI) 27 

S O S (Countless Songs — BMI) 30 

SummerOf '42 (WB Music -ASCAP) 68 

Sweet Sticky Thing ( Ohio Players/ 

Unichappell BMI) 37 

The Agony & The Ecstasy (Bertram — ASCAP) .. 66 
The Other Woman (Welbeck — ASCAP/ 

Sequel -BMI) 77 

There Goes Another (Hustlers — BMI) 29 

They Just Can't (Mighty Three BMI) 4 

The Way I (Moonlight & Magnolias — BMI) . . 34 

This Will Be (Vay Ent /Chappell -ASCAP) 25 

To Each His Own (V McCoy/Warner- 

Tamerlane - BMI) 42 

Wake Up (Act One - BMI) 99 

Wasted Days (Travis — BMI) 33 

We Been Singing ( Eyes Havet/ 

Unichappell/Unart — BMI) 97 

What A Diff’rence (E B Marks - BMI/ 

Stanley Adams — ASCAP) 24 

What's Happened To Blue (Baron BMI) 95 

Who Loves You (Sun Country — ASCAP) 16 

YoulGanja — BMI) 38 


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Gash box; news 


Sinatras, Bienstock 
Form Nashville Pubbery 



More Action 
On Piracy Front 

NEW YORK — There were several major 
developments on the piracy scene last 
week, including: 

• The right of the federal government 
to sue civilly for the destruction of in- 
fringing sound recordings as well as the 
equipment and materials used to make 
them has been established by U S Dis- 
trict Court Judge Walter L Nixon. Jr in 
Jackson Mich Judge Nixon ordered the 
defendent, Henry Newton Brown, Jr 
doing business as Transcontinental In- 
vestments. Inc. to deliver up for destruc- 
tion all infringing copyrighted sound re- 
cordings together with all means for 
continued on pg. 20 



One of contemporary music's pioneering 
groups. The Grateful Dead are back, un- 
der a new arrangement with United 
Artists Records whereby UA will manu- 
facture and distribute Grateful Dead and 
Round Records. 

On the charts with their Blues for Al- 
lah” album (currently 14 with a bullet in 
the Cash Box LP chart). The Dead have 
just released a single culled from the 
album, 1 The Music Never Stopped,” 
which promises even greater com- 
mercial success for this already legen- 
dary band 

The Dead have given birth to a 
multiplicity of spinoff groups, including 
The Jerry Garcia Band (which now num- 
bers keyboard wizard Nicky Hopkins) 
and Bob Weir, both of whom will be re- 
leasing albums under the new UA deal 
soon Other hot spinoffs include Keith 
and Donna Godchaux and their band, 
and the "Seastones” album, a combina- 
tion of rock electronic music put 
together by Neg Lagin and Dead's Phil 
Lesh 

Put it all together, and The Dead re- 
main the First Family of Contemporary 
Music. 


INDEX 

Album Chart 1 -200 53 

Album Reviews 28,29 

Coin Machine News 48 

Country Music Section 32 

Country Top 1 00 Singles 36 

Country Top LPs 34 

For The Record 25 

Int'l Section 46 

Looking Ahead 42 

New Additions To Playlist 43 

Radio Active Chart 42 

Radio-TV Report 34 

R&B Top Singles 23 

R&B Top 50 LPs 24 

Singles Chart Top 100 4 

Singles Reviews 27 

Talent On Stage 18 

Vital Statistics 42 


NEW YORK — Frank Sinatra and Nancy 
Sinatra Jr., together with publisher Fred- 
die Bienstock have formed Frank & Nan- 
cy Music Inc., the first major venture of 
Sinatra into the publishing business and 
the first joint venture between father and 
daughter 

The new company will be Nashville- 
based and will also have offices in Los 
Angeles, New Yorkand London. 

Billy Strange has been named presi- 


HOLLYWOOD — The California Copy- 
right Conference held a dinner meeting 
in Los Angeles last week (Sept. 30) un- 
der the chairmanship of BMI vice presi- 
dent Ron Anton under the banner "The 
Print Explosion " The thrust of the meet- 
ing was designed to bring together 
various publishers, print producers and 
licensing agents to converse on various 
problems and experiences being en- 
countered today in the publication, pro- 
duction and merchandising of sheet and 
folio music. 

Introducing speakers at the meeting 
was Mickey Goldson. president of 
Criterion Music, who began by quoting 
some pertinent figures relative to gross 


dent and will be in charge of creative de- 
velopment Bienstock will head up ad- 
ministration and supervise the firm's 
business with James A Cohen as legal 
counsel. 

Frank & Nancy Music will not only sign 
country music writers but also writers 
working in all kinds of music. First 
songwriter signed by Strange to the firm 
is Chuck Tharp, composer of "Sweet 
Country Woman." 


sheet and folio music sales in the U S. 
last year “Gross sales of printed music 
last year amounted to $200 million, 
which must be viewed in contrast with 
the $2 2 billion gross business done in 
the record industry " Of that figure, 
roughly 3% of the volume done in 
records. $66 million was earned by 
publishers, and performance royalties, 
split between publishers and song- 
writers, amounted to somewhere over 
$80 million Goldson further stated that 
there has been an enormous increase in 
sales in both educational and folio music 
since the 1950’s and '60s. "The time 
needed to produce a folio or sheet song 
continued on pg. 30 


WB Music Inks 
Co-Pub Yes Pact 

HOLLYWOOD — Ed Silvers, president 
of Warner Bros. Music has announced a 
long term worldwide co-publishing rela- 
tionship with Yes 

The band, a strong sales force on 
Atlantic Records, has continually pro- 
duced music that has become critically 
acclaimed, and was one of the forerun- 
ners in the development of avant garde 
writing and recording. 

The individual members of Yes are Jon 
Anderson. Steve Howe. Chris Squire, 
Alan White and Patrick Moraz — all of 
whom are working on individual album 
projects in addition to pursuing their col- 
lective career. 

"During my meetings with the group. I 
was impressed with the seriousness with 
which each member approached his own 
music, and how completely competent 
their management is, regarding all levels 
of their creativity." said Silvers. 

The contract was negotiated over a 
period of a year with Yes' manager. Brian 
Lane. During the course of the lengthy 
negotiation, the band and Lane agreed 
to allow Warner Bros. Music to handle 
the "Relayer" album, to see if the work- 
ing relationship would be satisfactory. 


Audiofidelity To 
Dist. BASF Lines 

NEW YORK — Audiofidelity Enterprises 
and BASF Aktien Gesellshaft have 
signed a licensing agreement that gives 
Audiofidelity the distribution rights for 
the U S. and Canada for all BASF music 
product including the BASF. Harmonia, 
Mundi and MPS labels 
BASF, who have been operating in the 
U S. for the past three years, were pre- 
viously handled by independent dis- 
tributors. These will be retained by 
Audiofidelity. 

Audiofidelity president Herman 
Gimbel announced the agreement and 
stated that he "anticipates an increase of 
between three and five million dollars in 
company sales during the next year. ” 

Irv Derfler has been named sales 
manager of BASF product, based in New 
York in the Audiofidelity offices. Hal 
Gold will be in charge of regional sales 
for the midwest for all Audiofidelity 
products including BASF and Earl 
Horwitz will handled regional sales on 
the west coast 

Roy Rosenberg, currently national 
director of promotion for Audiofidelity 
will assume broader responsibilities that 
include BASF promotion and indepen- 
dent promotion men will be added 
around the country to work with Audio- 
fidelity promotion staff 
The company is planning a substantial 
increase in advertising its record lines 
and other promotional sales aides are 
being discussed. 

The first BASF-Audiofidelity release. 

continued on pg. 45 


Casablanca Has A 
$ Million Month 

HOLLYWOOD - Casablanca Records. 
Inc. has announced that September was 
Casablanca's first million dollar month 
The success was attributed to the sales 
of the Buddy Miles. Hugh Masekela and 
Kiss "live" LPs. 

An additional factor in the surge of 
sales is the success of Casablanca's first 
label distribution deal. Oasis Records. 
The first three releases — Donna Sum- i 
mer, Schloss and Einzelganger - have 
already received favorable response 



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HOPKINS AND COLUMBIA AND ME AND BESSIE Columbia Records has signed 
Linda Hopkins to an exclusive recording contract. Ms Hopkins is slated to star in the 
Broadway production of "Me and Bessie." scheduled to open this month. An album 
from the show, to be produced by Columbia's Hank Cosby, will be released before the 
end of the year, and Ms Hopkins will also record her own solo LPs for the label. 
Shown above at the official signing ceremony are (I to r); John Hammond, vice presi- 
dent of talent acquisition for Columbia (who also broughtBessie Smith to the label 
several decades ago); Lee Apostalari. Ms. Hopkins' manager; Bruce Lundvall. vice 
president and general manager of Columbia; Linda Hopkins; and Irwin Segelstein. 
president of CBS Records. 


California Copyright Confab 
Meets To Discuss Music Print 

‘Print Explosion’ Conference Focuses 
On Pricing, Merchandising Areas 


October 1 1. 1975 


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LONDON/32 Old Burlington Street 


“MY EYES ADORED YOU” Frankie Valli 
“MR. JAWS” Dickie Goodman 
“ROCKY”Austin Roberts 


“SWEARIN’ TO GOD” Frankie Valli 

“GOOD TIMES, ROCK & ROLL” Flash Cadillac 

& The Continental Kids 

“SOMETHIN’ ’BOUT YOU BABY I LIKE” Trim Lopez 

“THE OTHER WOMAN” Vickie Lawrence 

“CHRISTINA” Terry Jacks 


“CARRIE’S GONE” J.C. Stone 

“GET OUT OF MY LIFE” Dede Warwick 

“BIG NOISE FROM WINNETKA” Spaghetti Head 

“COME GO WITH ME” Bergen White 

“HONEY BABY (Be Mine)” Innervision 

“BUMPIN’ BUS STOP” Thunder & Lightning 

“HOT SUMMER GIRLS” Flash Cadillac 

& The Continental Kids 

“CLOSEUP” LP Frankie Valli 

“SONS OF THE BEACHES” LP Flash Cadillac 

& The Continental Kids 


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First Birthday! 






Bay City Rollers — Hype, 
Hysteria And The Beatles 


Playboy Dist. For 
Beserkely Label 

HOLLYWOOD — Beserkley Records, 
formed approximately three years ago by 
Matthew Kaufman and Earth Quake in 
Berkeley, has aligned itself with Playboy 
Records for distribution, according to 
Tom Takayoshi. vice president of the 
Playboy label. 

In making the distribution deal, 
Beserkley prexy Matthew Kaufman said: 
"We have formed a solid regional base 
within the Bay Area for Beserkley, and 
hope to remain profitable in our opera- 
tion With Playboy Records' backing, we 
see a great opportunity for growth while 
maintaining our individualistic style and 
selective artist roster." 

Takayoshi added, "We have been look- 
ing for a possible distribution deal with 
several record labels particularly 
small and specialized ones We are 
aware of the problems normally encoun- 
tered with a small label, and were 
amazed at the common sense approach 
that Beserkley has implemented to sur- 
mount many of these problems." In the 
near future Beserkley will release 
product on four artists., including Earth 
Quake, The Rubinoos. Jonathan Rich- 
man and Greg Kihn. Initial releases will 
be the single. "Gorilla," recorded by The 
Rubinoos, and the album "Chartbusters 
Volume One." now in itsthird pressing. 



(Left to right) — Tom Takayoshi, ex- 
ecutive vice president. Playboy Records. 
Steven Levine, vice president, Beserk- 
ley Records, Joel Turtle. Beserkley at- 
torney, Matthew Kaufman, president of 
Beserkley. and Harvey Markowitz, vice 
president, west coast operations for 
Playboy Enterprises, Inc,, during the 
signing of the Beserkley/Playboy dis- 
tribution deal 

Avco Record Execs. 
Launch New Product 

NEW YORK — Hugo and Luigi, co- 
presidents of Avco Records, and Bud 
Katzel. vice president have completed a 
two week presentation of the label's new 
product to distributors throughout the 
country. 

An incentive bonus was initiated, in 
addition to a discount deal, for salesmen 
on the new Van McCoy album "The Dis- 
co Kid" and a new LP from the Stylistics. 
"You Are Beautiful.” and on previous 
albums by the artists. Avco's sales cam- 
paign also included product from singer 
Vicky Leandros and her single, "More 
Than That " 

Hugo and Luigi told distributors that 
no new LP releases were planned until 
after the first of next year and they will 
use the rest of the year to "focus our en- 
tire energies on this current campaign. " 

Hugo and Luigi visited distributors in 
Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Los Angeles, 
San Francisco and Denver while Katzel 
took care of Washington, Chicago. 
Cleveland, Atlanta. Miami, Memphis, 
Charlotte, Buffalo and Minneapolis. 

Avco's release will be supported by 
merchandising, advertising, in-store dis- 
plays and radio spots for time buys have 
been made available to all distributors. 


NEW YORK — Tom Paton, manager of 
the Bay City Rollers (Sid Bernstein is 
their American representative) de- 
scribes the strategy being used to pro- 
mote the group in the U S. as "No hype. 

"I've never said anything about the 
Beatles, I’ve never said anything about 
Shea Stadium. Nothing could ever be 
the Beatles.” 

When asked why an early film of the 
Beatles was shown before their perform- 
ance on the Howard Cosell Show, Paton 
claims that he did not know about it until 
afterwards but that it makes sense to him 
only to show that the hysteria generated 
at a Rollers performance is the same as 
the early days of Beatlemania 

"That is the only way to compare the 
Rollers to the Beatles. It's a problem just 
getting the boys to and from a gig, traffic 
has to be stopped, there are rows of am- 
bulances outside You can compare the 
hysteria but nothing else. We don't want 
to jump on the Beatles' back just to break 
the States'. We have too much respect 
forthem.” 

Paton does feel that the time is right 
for a group to appeal to the same age 


CHICAGO — Phonogram, Inc. /Mercury 
Records and All-Platinum Records joint- 
ly, annouhced a production agreement 
between the two companies on the All- 
Platinum group, The Dells The group's 
product will be released on the Mercury 
label. 

The announcement reflects the as- 
sociation developed in the last two years 

Davis Keynotes 
Radio, TV Lunch 

NEW YORK — Arista Records president 
Clive Davis will be the keynote speaker 
at this year's Newspaper Luncheon of 
the Hollywood Radio and Television 
Society speaking on "Music and Broad- 
casting: Past. Present and Future.” The 
luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire is set 
for Oct. 14 and marks the first time a 
music industry member has addressed 
the society 


LOS ANGELES — Singer-composer- 
actor Kris Kristofferson has been signed 
by producer Jon Peters to star opposite 
Barbra Streisand in the musical version 
of "A Star Is Born." The First Artists- 
Warner Bros, production is scheduled to 
go before the cameras in Hollywood on 
Jan. 2, with two-time Academy Award 
nominee Frank R Pierson directing. 

Kristofferson has been hailed as one of 
the major singer-poets of the 70’s, and 
his compositions of "Me And Bobbie 
McGee." "Sunday Mornin' Cornin’ 
Down." and "Help Me Make It Through 
The Night,” among others, have firmly 
established him as one of the musical 
world's most important talents. Two of 
his albums — "The Silver Tongued Devil 
And I" and "Jesus Was A Capricon" — 
surpassed the one million dollar sales 
mark within two weeks of each other, 
while his collaborative albums with Rita 
Coolidge, “Full Moon" and "Breakaway,” 
have also risen high on the charts. He 
has won the Country Music Song of the 
Year Award as well as Songwriter of the 
Year in 1970 from the Nashville Song- 
writer's Association 


group that started Beatlemania. “There 
are a lack of young groups right now” he 
says and they have been trying for “com- 
plete exposure. If the teenagers see 
them — that's it.” 

He expects the group to grow with its 
audience "You can't compare Eric 
Faulkner (Rollers lead guitarist) to Jim- 
my Page of Led Zeppelin. Page is 29, 
Faulkner is 19.” 

Paton thinks-that the talk about playing 
Shea Stadium in the near future is. 
“jumping the gun. We ll have to wait and 
see on that. We’ll.play it when it is time.” 

Paton stresses that the Bay City 
Rollers are not just a British phenom- 
enon. that wherever they have played 
the reaction has been the same. 

He is very happy with the reaction in 
the States in the two weeks since the 
first Cosell show, as indicated by record 
sales and the fact that they are 
recognized everywhere they go in New 
York. 

"Teenagers are not different through- 
out the world. The Rollers will be their 
group just like the Beatles were ours." 


between the Phonogram group world- 
wide and All-Platinum 


The Dells' first Mercury album will be 
"We Got To Get Our Thing Together,” 
scheduled for release Oct. 10. 



GETTING TOGETHER — shown at the 
signing are Joe Robinson of All Platinum 
and Irwin Steinberg, president of Phono- 
gram/Mercury. 


Kristofferson's personality and good 
looks have also appealed to filmmakers, 
and his screen credits include Dennis 
Hopper's "The Last Movie," "Cisco 
Pike," co-starring with Gene Hackman, 
"Blume In Love," with George Segal, 
Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett & Billy The 
Kid," with James Coburn & Bob Dylan, 
and Peckinpah's "Bring Me The Head Of 
Alfredo Garcia." Last year he starred 
with Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn in the 
widely-acclaimed Martin Scorsese film, 
"Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” 
Pierson, who will make his musical 
directorial debut with "A Star Is Born" is 
currently adapting the final screenplay 
from the script by Joan Didion and John 
Dunne 

Press Catalog To 
Screen Gems Music 

NEW YORK — Screen Gems-Columbia 
Music, the music publishing division of 
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. has 
acquired the catalog of Press Music from 
Chips Moman. The catalog includes such 
songs as "Suspicious Minds" and 
"Hooked On A Feeling." 


Mercury Signs Deal W/AII-Platinum 

Dells To Be Distributed By Phonogram Group 


Kris, Streisand To Star In Musical 


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Columbia Hits 
‘Hottest Period’ 

In Label History 

NEW YORK — The current Pink Floyd 
album, "Wish You Were Here” generated 
"one of the largest advance orders in 
Columbia Record's history,” according to 
a label spokesman. With the sales of 
"Born To Run," Bruce Springsteen's 
third Columbia album, plus other strong 
sellers including Janis Ian's “Between 
The Lines” Columbia maintains they are 
enjoying “one of the hottest periods in 
the company's history as a wave of im- 
portant new records have translated into 
unprecedented sales and chart action." 

Artists named by the label in the sales 
surge include Aerosmith, Earth Wind 
and Fire, Loggins and Messina, Paul 
Simon, Bob Dylan, Chicago, Stephen 
Stills, Alvin Lee, Art Garfunkel, Willie 
Nelson, David Allan Coe, Freddie Hub- 
bard, Weather Report, Ramsey Lewis, 
Wayne Shorter and Jon Lucien. 

Bruce Lundvall, vice president, 
general manager Columbia Records stat- 
ed that the chart and sales successes 
were "a reflection not only on the high 
calibre of artistry on the Columbia label 
in every field — rock, jazz and country — 
but also the result of an overall artist de- 
velopment campaign which was 
launched early thisyear 

GRT Pacts 
With Post 

NEW YORK — GRT has signed a long 
term contract with the Saturday Evening 
Post Co. to produce and market re- 
corded music packages under the name 
of the Saturday Evening Post. The 
packages will be offered to subscribers 
to the magazine and through other mail- 
ing list and publications The first re- 
lease, titled “Songs That Made America 
Great,” will be offered to Post sub- 
scribers later this month. The package 
will include 76 songs spanning American 
history, from the revolutionary war 
period through World War II, along with a 
52 page book describing the background 
of the songs, authors and performers. 

Robert E Sebraske has been elected 
vice president-finance and treasurer of 
GRT Corporation. Sebraske was former- 
ly vice president, finance, secretary and 
treasurer of International Video Corpora- 
tion. 



DON COVAY SIGNS WITH PHILADEL- 
PHIA INTERNATIONAL RECORDS — Don 

Covay will now be surrounded by the 
musical experience of Gamble and Huff. 
Seen here just after the signing of an ex- 
clusive writer/artist/producer contract 
are from left: Kenneth Gamble, chairman 
of the board; Don Covay; Leon Huff, co- 
chairman of the board; and Jimmy 
Bishop, executive vice president & 
general manager Covay will release a 
new single (in production now) shortly. 


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WB Names Draper 
Marketing R&B VP 


Shared To E/A/N Iris Zurawin To 
Expanded VP Post UA Media Post 


Ms. Bridges To 
Playboy Promo 


HOLLYWOOD — Warner Bros. Records 



Draper as vice president and director of 
,black music marketing. Draper, formerly 
vice president, a&r, for r&b product with 
RCA. will work closely at Warners with 
Eddie Rosenblatt, vice president, sales 
and promotion, and Russ Thyret, vice 
president and national sales manager. 

Paterson Named RCA’s 
Natl. Promo. Director 

NEW YORK — Worthy Patterson is 
named director, national promotion for 
RCA Records, reporting to John Rosica, 
division vice president promotion and 
merchandising for the label. 

Patterson was formerly the New York 
regional marketing director for Warner 
Bros. Records, a post he held for three 
years. Previous to Warners he was na- 
tional promotion director for Scepter and 
Chess Records. 

Ms. Schacht 
Joins Sire 

NEW YORK — Janis Schacht has been 
appointed to the newly created position 
of publicity and international coordinator 
for Sire and Passport Records. Ms. 
Schacht, who will be based in New York 
office will, working with ABC Records 
(who market Sire/Passport in the U S. 
and Canada), be involved with all press 
coordination for the labels. In her addi- 
tional capacity as international coor- 
dinator Ms. Schacht will be working with 
Alan Cowderoy and Mac MacIntyre at 
Phongram Ltd. and Liz Gardener, pop 
product manager at Phonogram Interna- 
tional. 


HOLLYWOOD — Elektra/Asylum/None- 
such Records, have announced the ap- 



pointment of Jerry Sharell to the post of 
vice president in charge of the interna- 
tional division and advertising and artist 
relations for the company. In his new 
position Sharell will coordinate and 
direct sales, marketing, and promotion 
campaigns between Elektra/ Asylum and 
its affiliates abroad, in addition to contin- 
uing his previous responsibilities as 
director of advertising and artist rela- 
tions for the company. 


RCA Appoints Berg 
Prod. Merch. Mgr. 



NEW YORK — Doree Berg has been 
named manager of product merchandis- 
ing for RCA Records Ms. Berg started in 
the record business with Warner Bros in 
Boston, and in 1973 she joined CTI 
Records, doing local promotion in 
Boston and New York She was most re- 
cently doing local promotion for London 
Records out of New York City. Ms. Berg 
is a 1973 magna cum laude graduate of 
T ufts University. 


Apex- Martin Expand Territory, 
New Sales, Promotion Offices 


NEW YORK — Apex-Martin Record 
Sales Inc., the New Jersey located dis- 



AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER - When the 
Grateful Dead teamed up with the Jef- 
ferson Starship in San Francisco last 
week, thousands turned out for the affair 
which would up bridging a generation 
gap of sorts. Pictured above (I to r) are 
Ron Rakow, president of Grateful Dead 
Records. John McIntyre, manager of the 
Dead's Keith and Donna Godchaux 
(who also record on their own) and Al 
Teller, president of United Artists, which 
distributes all product for the Dead. 


tributor. is to open sales and promotion 
offices in New York and Morty Gilbert 
has been named sales manager of the 
expanded operation with Juggy Gayles 
in charge of promotion 

Apex-Martin will now cover the entire 
metropolitan New York and New Jersey 
markets as distributor and one-stop 
Rack jobbing will continue to be handled 
through Sterling Service Co., an affiliate 
of Apex-Martin and warehousing and ex- 
ecutive offices remain in Hillside. New 
Jersey 

Gale will put together a new promotion 
staff for both New York and New Jersey 
areas, and both he and Gilbert will head- 
quarter at 1650 Broadway 

Vice president and co-owner of Apex- 
Martin, Jerry Cohen will relinquish some 
of his sales supervisory duties to Gilbert 
and continue as general manager and 
buyer for the company. 

Gilbert was formerly RCA Records na- 
tional single sales manager after serving 
as New York branch manager. 



HOLLYWOOD — United Artists Records 
has announced the appointment of Iris 


HOLLYWOOD — Playboy has an- 


Zurawin to the post of national media 
coordinator 

Ms Zurawin will be working closely 
with Dan Alvino. national sales director 
and UA regional sales directors to place 
and purchase all print, radio and 
television advertising for UA in conjunc- 
tion with United Artists' marketing cam- 
paigns. 

Prior to joining UA. Ms. Zurawin was 
merchandising manager for A&M 
Records. She had previously been na- 
tional singles sales manager for Epic 
Records. 


Gold For Pryor 

HOLLYWOOD - Richard Pryor s album 
"Is It Something I Said" has been 
certified gold and the label has just an- 
nounced plans to re-release his gold 
album from 1 972, "That Nigger's Crazy." 


Bridges to the position of assistant na- 
tional promotion director and secondary 
market coordinator. 

Miss Bridges started with Playboy 
Records in 1974. Prior to that she was as- 
sistant to Betty Breneman. music 
coordinator of the RKO chain under both 
Bill Drake and Paul Drew 


Palmieri Forms 
Management Co. 


NEW YORK — Eddie Palmieri has 
formed his own management company. 
Mothers Latino. Though most of the 
company's time will be devoted to 
Palmieri's business interests, they will be 
listening to new Latin groups with the in- 
tent of handling other acts in the future. 
The company will be run by Ida Palmieri 
and Nancy Rodriguez Luciano. 


LIFESONG RECORDS AND TAPES 
CAN BE ORDERED THROUGH THE 
FOLLOWING DISTRIBUTORS: 

ATLANTA: Heilicher Brothers 
BOSTON : Alpha Distributing Corporation 
BUFFALO: Best and Gold Records 
CHARLOTTE: Bib Distributors 
CHICAGO: M. S. Distributors 
CLEVELAND: Progress Records 
DALLAS: Big State Distributing Corporation 
DENVER: Record Sales Corporation of Colorado 
DETROIT: AMI Distributors 
HAWAII : Eric of Hawaii 
HOUSTON : H. W. Daily Company 
LOS ANGELES: Record Merchandising 
MEMPHIS: Record Sales Corporation 
MIAMI: Heilicher Brothers 
MINNEAPOLIS: Heilicher Brothers 
NEW ORLEANS: All South Distributing Corporation 
NEW YORK: Alpha Distributing Corporation 
PHILADELPHIA: Schwartz Brothers 
PHOENIX: Alta Distributing, Inc. 

ST. LOUIS: Commercial Music, Inc. 

SAN FRANCISCO: Eric-Mainland 
SEATTLE: ABC Record and Tape Sales 
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Schwartz Brothers 



In New York: 488 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022 

(212) 752-3033 

In California: 9229 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069 

(213) 550-8886 









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October 11. 1975 



INTRODUCING A LABOR OF LOVE 





LIFESONG 











LIFESONG RECORDS 




THE ARTISTS 

Jim Croce 
Henry Gross 
Cashman & West 
Crack The Sky 


THE COMPANY 


Terry Cashman and Tommy West 

Philip S. Kurnit— Executive Vice President 

Barry Gross— Vice President, Promotion and Sales 

Marty Kupps— Vice President, Promotion and Sales 

George Brown— Vice President, Creative Services 

Bob Sarlin — Director. Media Information 


In New York: 488 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022/(212) 752-3033 
In California: 9229 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90069/(213) 550-8886 


SEE FACING PAGE FOR DISTRIBUTOR DETAILS 




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ATLANTiC - REGIONAL MEETINGS, BIRTHDAY GREETINGS — Atlantic Records' 4 regional teams, each comprised of a regional 
marketing director working with pop and r&b promotion directors in the east coast, south, mid-west, and west coast areas, at- 
tended two days of meetings at the company's headquarters in New York City. The meetings, which covered topics relating to 
sales, promotion, press, merchandising, and marketing of Atlantic product, also kicked off the label's fall season holiday sales pro- 
gram under the banner, "Give the gift of music.'' In a series of audio presentations by Atlantic's a&r, jazz, r&b and disco depart- 
ments, new material was heard by such artists as: AWB, Aretha Franklin. Finch, Pretty Things, Jan Hammer, Dee Dee 
Bridgewater, George Carlin. Michel Polnareff, Roxy Music. Backstreet Crawler, Sister Sledge. Al Hudson. Ben E. King and Blue 
Magic. 

During the course of the meetings, a surprise birthday celebration was held for Atlantic's west coast regional pop promotion 
director George Furness. At age 65, Furness has been involved in music since his teens Graduating from Juilliard in 1929, he 
took over piano chores for the Meyer David Orchestra, a post he held for 25 years. Since then, he has worked in the music 
publishing area, including stints at Robbins, Edwin H Morris, and BMI, and in record promotion and sales at Carlton Records and 
Co-Ed Records He came to Atlantic in 1964 as executive assistant to Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler; he has held his present 
post since 1967 

Shown above at the meetings are: Top Left — (l-r) Atlantic’s senior v-pof marketing Dave Glew, president Jerry Greenberg, na- 
tional pop promotion v-p Dick Kline and senior v-p Henry Allen; Top Right — (l-r) west coast regional pop promotion director 
George Furness, Glew, west coast general manager Bob Greenberg, and special album projects coordinator Tunc Erim; Bottom 
Left — (l-r) (shown with specially awarded gold record plaques) mid-west pop promo director Danny "Stanley" Markus, southern 
r&b promo, directors David "JoJo" Samuels and Maurice Watkins, west coast marketing dir. Tom Davies and pop promo, dir, 
George Furness, mid-west r&b promo dir. Eddie Holland, west coast pop promo dir. Steve Fischler, east coast pop promo dir. 
George Collier, southern market dir Nevin St. Romain; and (front) east coast r&b promo dir. Leroy Little and market, dir Nick 
Maria, west coast r&b promo dir Jay Butler, southern pop promo dir. Larry King, and mid-west market, dir. Hal Kaplan; Bottom 
Right — (l-r) Kline, Furness, independent promo men Juggy Gales and Joe Galkin, Bartell Broadcasting executive v-p George 
Wilson, and Greenberg 


Janis Ian In Studio 

HOLLYWOOD — Columbia Records 
artist Janis Ian and producer Brooks 
Arthur have entered Chris Stone's L A 
Record Plant to lay down initial vocal and 
instrumental tracks for Ms. Ian's 
forthcoming Columbia album. 


20th Signs La Bounty 

HOLLYWOOD — 20th Century Records 
have signed singer/composer Bill La 
Bounty to the label 20th is currently 
readying the artist's debut LP. "Promised 
Love." 


WEA Appoints 
Goldstein 

HOLLYWOOD — Warner-Elektra- 
Atlantic Corp has announced the ap- 
pointment of Irwin Goldstein as the firm's 
director of national credit. 



U.N. Symphony 
Group Formed 

NEW YORK — The establishment of the 
Symphony for United Nations — SUN, 
was revealed last week at U.N head- 
quarters by co-chairpersons Marta 
Casals Istomin, widow of Pablo Casals, 
and General tndar Jit Rikhye. president 
of the International Peace Academy and 
former commander of the U N. peace- 
keeping forces 

Founder and music director Joseph 
Eger commented that. "SUN's purpose 
is to mobilize the energy of music for im- 
proving communications among the 
world's people in these crucial times. 
Called Symphony' in the word's original 
meaning, 'together sound," rather than in 
the sense of the strictly western classical 
orchestra. SUN will include musicians, 
conductors and instruments from a 
global spectrum of national cultural 
backgrounds and musical styles . . . folk, 
popular and classical. SUN's core of 
musicians will be supplemented by . . . 
musicians from the areas of the world in 
which SUN performs.” 

Inaugurated during the 30th an- 
niversary year of the United Nations, 
SUN, a privately-sponsored international 
organization, seeks financial support 
from individuals, voluntary organiza- 
tions, corporations, foundations and gov- 
ernments. 

Grammy Entry 
Forms Mailed 

NEW YORK — The Recording Academy 
has mailed to members and record com- 
panies official Grammy entry forms for 
product released during the second half 
of the eligibility period (forms for earlier 
releases were sent in June). Record 
companies have been asked to return 
their forms by Oct. 17, while Academy 
members have until the 24th to send 
theirs in After screening by the 
Academy, the entries will be placed on 
the official pre-nominations list, which 
serves as the basis for the first of two 
rounds of voting by NARAS' active mem- 
bers. 


Simon, Garfunkel, Snow 
— Late Night NBC Show 

NEW YORK — Paul Simon will host 
NBC-TVs "Saturday Night Live" com- 
edy-variety show on Oct. 18, aided by 
two other CBS Records artists, Phoebe 
Snow and Art Garfunkel 

This will be the second telecast in the 
NBC-TV late night series, and according 
to Marvin Antonowsky, vice president, 
programs NBC-TV is "an indication that 
we plan to make this latest addition to 
our late night programming the biggest 
hit show possible." 

London Treasury Ups 
Price To $3.98 

NEW YORK — List price of London 
Records' budget labels. Stereo Treasury 
and Richmond, has been raised to $3.98, 
effective October 1 Increased produc- 
tion costs both in the U S. and the U K. 
are given as the reason by John Harper, 
director of classical sales for London. 

Harper also revealed the Richmond 
Opera Treasury series will maintain the 
same discounting structure previously 
available only on the Stereo Treasury 
line. 

He stated that the Opera Treasury 
series would be “facelifted” and a new 
set of reissue packages from the London 
and British Decca catalogs would soon 
be on the market 


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October 1 1 , 1975 






JESSI COLTER 


over 


WHAT’S HAPPENED TO BLUE EYES 

is THE single. 


(4087) 


from her chart album “I’M JESSI COLTER 


(ST-11363) 


Capitol® 

A Hometown Production Produced by Ken Mansfield and Waylon Jennings 



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MCA Sets October Album Releases Denver’s #1 ’s Lead RCA Chart Surge 



BAY CITY GOLD — Just before leaving for the U. S. for their first appearance here, the 
Bay City Rollers stopped off at Aristas English office to receive gold placques for 
their latest gold single. Bye Bye Baby,” and gold album, "Once Upon A Star," 

From left to right are Derek Longmuir, Les McKeown, Stuart Wood. Tony Roberts, 
managing director of Arista/Bel I in the UK.. Alan Longmuir and Eric Faulkner 


the Jefferson Starship's "Red Octopus" 
album, Morris Albert's "Feelings" (#14 
with a bullet) from his “Morris Albert" LP, 
"To Each His Own" (#42) from Faith, 
Hope & Charity's album of the same 
name, Denver's "Calypso” (#73), the flip 
side of "I'm Sorry," and "Are You Sure 
Hank Done It This Way" from Waylon 
Jennings' "Dreaming My Dreams" LP. 
Jennings' single is #85. 

Denver's "Windsong" LP, which is #1 
this week, heads a list of eight RCA 
albums in the top 100 "Red Octopus," 
which was #1 for two straight weeks, is 
#3 Also on the chart are "Young 
Americans" (#21), "Save Me" by the 
Silver Convention (#64 with a bullet), 
"Morris Albert" (#70 with a bullet), "Daryl 
Hall & John Oates” (#79 with a bullet), 
"John Denver's Greatest Hits" (#86) and 
"Faith, Hope & Charity” (#87 with a 
bullet) 

According to spokesman for RCA, the 
chart activity is a reflection of the sales 
that the company has racked up as a re- 
sult of a stepped-up marketing, merchan- 
dising, sales and promotion effort that 
has encompassed several new tech- 
niques and “just plain hard work.” 

With "Calypso" hitting the singles chart 
this week, the ability of Denver to pro- 
duce contenders, seemingly at will, is 
dramatically underscored, now that the 
artist has secured his own Windsong 
label (which RCA will manufacture and 
distribute). 


Capitol Releases 
Seven In Oct. 

HOLLYWOOD — Capitol Records will re- 
lease seven albums in October, an- 
nounces Don Zimmermann. senior vice 
president, marketing, Capitol Records. 
Inc. 

"Solid Silver" by Quicksilver Mes- 
senger Service headlines the October 
release, along with "A Closer Look" by 
EMI (distributed by Capitol) group Steve 
Harley & Cockney Rebel 

Haven Records spotlights the Grass 
Roots debut album, titled "The Grass 
Roots." 

Roger Moon's second Capitol album, 
"Second Class View Of Paradise" will be 
featured this month as will three debut 
albums — "Love, You're The Teacher" 
by Linda Hargrove, "Love On Delivery" 
by the Reflections and "Flight" by the 
group of the same name. 


Mr. Horwitz, Senior Vice President, 
Entertainment Industries Division, 
is also a professional magician. 


HOLLYWOOD — MCA Records' has an- 
nounced the albums set for release by 
MCA in October The Who leads the list 
with their eleventh album, their first 
since the celebration of their tenth an- 
niversary as a recording group. Titled 
The Who by Numbers.” The album was 
recorded in England earlier this year 
with Glyn Johns producing. Peter 
Townshend wrote all the songs except 
one selection ("Success Story”) by John 
Entwistle. The Who will embark on a ma- 
jor concert tour of the United States this 
fall. 

The Eddie Boy Band, who signed with 
MCA in May, 1 975, debuts with their first 
LP, "The Eddie Boy Band." Natives of 
Chicago, the Eddie Boy Band won the ti- 
tle of "Chicago Rock Group Of The Year" 
in Reader’s 1974 pop poll. Members of 
the group are Mark Goldenberg. John 
Paruolo, Tim Walkoe. Josh Leo, Dennis 

WB Initiates 
Track Campaign 

HOLLYWOOD — Warner Bros Records 
has undertaken a promotional campaign 
on behalf of the "Let's Do It Again” 
soundtrack album, produced by Curtis 
Mayfield. The LP features the Staple 
Singers and released on the Warners- 
affi Mated Curtom label. In addition to pre- 
views of the motion picture in New York 
and Los Angeles, to be held for key 
press and radio and hosted by Curtis and 
the Staples. Warners is readying print 
and radio advertising, in-store displays 
and radio tie-ins. to generate sales of the 
LP 


Ebert and Michael Lerner "The Eddie 
Boy Band" was produced by Richard 
Canoff with the Eddie Boy Band co- 
producing Executive producers are Bob 
Monaco and Don Sciarrotta 
MCA is also releasing Iron Butterfly's 
second album on the label Titled "Sun 
And Steel." the LP was produced by 
John Ryan A new keyboard player has 
joined the group since the release of 
Iron Butterfly's first LP The new lineup 
is Erik Braunn (lead guitar and vocals). 
Ron Bushy (drums). Phil Kramer (bass 
and vocals) and Bill De Martines 
(keyboards and vocals). 


NEW YORK — Continuing the series of 
re-issues Sire Records initiated with 
"History Of British Rock” volumes I and 
II, Sire is issuing "Roots Of British Rock" 
and "History Of British Rock Volume III ” 
The sets, like their predecessors, are ex- 
tensively annotated by Greg Shaw. In ad- 
dition, “History Of British Rock Volume 
III” contains another edition of "Memory 
Maker" which includes clippings, ads 
and photos compiled to simulate a rock 
paper of the mid-sixties. "Roots Of 
British Rock” contains a similar section 
called "Old Musical Express" containing 
photos and information on British rock in 
the late fifties and early sixties. 

All types of music from the period 
between 1956-1963 are represented on 
the "Roots Of British Rock" including 
skiffle, trad jazz and rock. The package 
contains performances by Cliff Richard 
and The Shadows. Tommy Steele, Lon- 


HOLLYWOOD — John Denver's 
dominance of the number one position 
on both the Cash Box album and singles 
charts highlights the successful sales 
picture the label has been enjoying the 
past month 

The popular singer/composer heads 
15 combined chart positions for RCA 
(seven singles, eight LPs) Denver's 
single “I'm Sorry" reached the top spot 
just two weeks after David Bowie's 
"Fame" catapulted into the #1 position 
(“Fame" is #8 this week). 

RCA this week is represented (#13 
with a bullet) by " Miracles." taken from 


nie Donegan and Acker Bilk, among 
others 

"History Of British Rock Volume III" 
contains such items as "Long Tall Sally" 
by the Kinks, "In A Broken Dream" by 
Python Lee Jackson (Rod Stewart), as 
well as tracks by David Bowie and Cream 
and a never-released-in-America Elton 
John track. “Rock And Roll Madonna " 
Also included are tracks by the Beatles 
with Tony Sheridan, the Troggs and 
Donovan 

Vereen Album, 
Dates Scheduled 

NEW YORK — Ben Vereen is in con- 
ference with Buddah Records chief Art 
Kass to finalize plans for Vereen's up- 
coming album. 

In between preparation for the album, 
Vereen has been set to appear in concert 
at the Westbury Theatre (NY), Oct. 
13-19, the Fairmont Hotel (S. FT, Nov. 
4-9, and will be the Christmas-New Year 
holiday attraction at the Diplomat Hotel 
in Florida 


" “ “ “ “ — "> 

Financing Problems? 


Sire To Release British Rock Disks 


Maybe Lew Horwitz can pull something out of the hat for you. 

As head of First Los Angeles Bank’s Entertainment Industries 
Division, Lew pulls off some pretty neat tricks for all kinds of 
people in the music business. As a matter of fact, you might 
ask the folks at BMI what they think of him. If you’ve got 
problems putting a deal together, chances are Lew can make 
them disappear. Creativity and imagination are his thing. 
Catch his act any day at our office. 

LEI 

First Los Angeles Bank 

Work with professionals who know 
what you’re talking about. 

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(213) 553-4800 


Double Gold For 
Freddy Fender 

NASHVILLE — ABC/Dot artist Freddy 
Fender earned double gold certification 
by the RIAA last week for his single 
"Wasted Days And Wasted Nights" as 
well as the album on which that song ap- 
pears, "Before The Next Teardrop 
Falls." Previously, Fender's single of 
Teardrop" reached number one on both 
pop and country charts nationwide 
Fender's latest ABC/Dot LP, "Are You 
Ready For Freddy?" will be shipped 
shortly. 


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'WELCOME FOR RONNEE — Warner Bros recently held a reception for Ronee 
Blaklety on the occasion of the release of her debut LP for the label, entitled 
"Welcome ." Shown at the festivities are (I to r): Dave Morrell, Warner Bros. New York 
promotion manager; Joe Smith, president of Warner Bros. Records; Ronee Blakley; 
and RickSklar, program directorof WABC in New York 


Chelsea Acquires 
Kincade U.S. Rights 

BEVERLY HILLS — Chelsea Records 
have announced the completion of 
several months of negotiations to ac- 
quire the U S rights to product by John 
Kincade. 

Kincade first came to prominence on 
the continent in the spring of 1 973 when 
his initial single release ‘ Dreams Are 
Ten A Penny'' went to the top 1 0 of the 
record charts throughout Europe. 



Kincade, Wes Farrell 


Orlando, Dawn 
Hits’ Gold 

NEW YORK — The Tony Orlando and 
Dawn package, "Greatest Hits." on Arista 
Records, has been RIAA certified as a 
gold record It is the group s third gold 
album this year 


Osmonds, Ian, 

Set By Polydor 

NEW YORK - A live double album by 
the Osmonds and the release of a long 
unavailable LP by Janis Ian are among 
the five albums to be shipped by Polydor 
Incorporated during October 
'Around The World-Live In Concert" by 
the Osmonds contains previous hits by 
The Osmonds. More than 26 songs are 
featured on the album which was pro- 
duced by the Osmonds. 

Polydor also plans to release "Janis 
Ian," the LP containing "Society's Child." 
The album, which has been virtually un- 
available for six years, will be released in 
its original packaging 
Creative Source make their debut on 
Polydor with "Pass The Feelin" On," and 
Lyn Collins is represented on the People 
label with "Check Me Out — If You Don't 
Know Me By Now." which was produced 
by James Brown Rounding out the Oc- 
tober release is "Arthur Fiedler And The 
Boston Pops Play The Carpenters 
Songbook " 

AOA Appoints Merrin 
Publicity Director 

HOLLYWOOD Artists of America 
Records have announced the appoint- 
ment of Bruce Merrin as national public 
relations director. Merrin will coordinate 
his activities with George Sherlock, 
directorof national promotion 


NARM Sets 
Distrib. Contab 

NEW YORK — The first annual Indepen- 
dent Distributors Conference organized 
by the National Association of Record- 
ing Merchandisers (NARM) will take 
place at the Continental Plaza Hotel, in 
Chicago, Oct. 29-30 

Meetings will take place on Oct. 29 for 
members of the independent distributors 
advisory committee and the indepen- 
dent manufacturers advisory committee, 
followed by a reception and dinner- 
meeting for all members. 

Breakfast meetings have been or- 
ganized for the following day for dis- 
tributors and manufacturers followed by 
a morning meeting of all attendees The 
conference will close with luncheon 
meetings for the two advisory commit- 
tees 

Dudziak To Arista 

NEW YORK — Vocalist-musician Urszula 
Dudziak has signed to Arista Records 
and her first album "Urszula” will ship 
next week. A single, "Papaya” will also 
be released from the album, which was 
produced by her husband Michel 
Urbaniak who records for Columbia 

Ted Nugent To 
Leber-Krebs 

NEW YORK — Ted Nugent has been 
signed to Leber-Krebs. Inc. for manage- 
ment Nugent, formerly with the Amboy 
Dukes, records for Epic Records. 



LISTEN TO THESE SMILES — After Tim 
Weisberg's sold-out headline appear- 
ance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. 
A&M executives Gil Friesen and Jerry 
Moss stopped by to congratulate Tim 
His new album, "Listen To The City" is 
currently 167 with a bullet. 

Left to right; Gil Friesen. A&M senior 
vice president, Tim Weisberg and Jerry 
Moss, president of A&M 


ATV Skeds Pye 
Pop Series 

NEW YORK — ATV Records is releasing 
a series of albums directed at the 
American market which will trace the his- 
tory of Pye Records through some of its 
biggest singles by such artists as the 
Kinks, Donovan, the Searchers and 
Mungo Jerry. ATV president Peter K 
Siegel noted that "Pye had a remarkable 
history of hit records in the U K. and in- 
ternational markets ... I felt that a lot of 
Americans would like to hear these re- 
cordings as a series of definitive collec- 
tor's packages." 

The first three releases in the series 
will be collections of Donovan, The 
Searchers and a jazz LP featuring Acker 
Bilk, Kenny Ball and Chris Barber. 
Future releases will include albums from 
the Kinks, Mungo Jerry and a special Pye 
hits LP. The disks are priced at $5.98 and 
will be packaged in fold-out sleeves and 
include a Pye Records history as well as 
extensive liner notes on the artist. 

Elton John 
Scores More Gold 

NEW YORK — Elton John s MCA single, 
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight," from 
his LP "Captain Fantastic And The 
Brown Dirt Cowboy” has been certified 
gold by the RIAA. The album has already 
made industry history as the first LPto be 
certified platinum on its day of release. 
Elton John now has seven gold singles 
and nine platinum albums. 

Vanguard Sets 
Restocking Plan 

NEW YORK — Vanguard Records has in- 
troduced a special restocking plan to be 
made available to distributors from Sept. 
22-Oct. 24 A discount of 15% below the 
usual distributor price will be offered on 
the label's Cardinal, Historical Anthology 
of Music, and Everyman series. A dis- 
count of 10% will be offered on the 
balance of the catalog 

Dr. Goldmark To 
Receive Award 

NEW YORK — Dr Peter C. Goldmark, 
president of Goldmark Communications 
Corporation will be the recipient of the 
National Human Relations Award of the 
National Conference of Christians and 
Jews The award will be presented to Dr. 
Goldmark at the organizations third an- 
nual Fairfield county area dinner No- 
vember 19, in Darien, Connecticut. 

Paparo Opens New 
White Plains Venue 

NEW YORK — Michael Paparo of Eden's 
Apple Concerts, Ltd., has opened the 
White Plains Music Hall in White Plains. 
The theater, which is situated at 223 
Main Street, has a seating capacity of 
2,600 and will open on Oct. 3 with Gentle 
Giant and Gary Wright; Oct. 11, Taj 
Mahal; Oct. 17, Hot Tuna; and Oct. 26, 
Procol Harum 

Universal Recording 
In Chicago Is Sold 

NEW YORK — Universal Recording 
Studios in Chicago, one of the country's 
three largest recording facilities, was 
sold this week to Audio Finishers. The 
purchase also includes Tono-Tapes, the 
high speed cassette duplicators, but 
does not include the building which 
houses Universal. 



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Grateful Dead/Jefferson Starship Reunite At Golden Gate Park 


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SAN FRANCISCO — It's an interesting 
sight to see upwards of 25,000 people 
smiling furiously on a cold and overcast 
day in San Francisco; history may not re- 
peat itself very often, but in Golden Gate 
Park's Lindley Meadow the energy that 
emanated from the Bay Area circa 
1965-67 proved itself to be alive and well 
albeit a little more underground today 
than then. The people filling out the 
small valley and overflowing onto the 
surrounding bluffs and into trees were 
still very hairy, a little older, a lot wiser, 
but still in tune with a spirit that has 


rhythm guitarist ace Paul Kantner. 
quicksilver lead guitarist Craig Chaquico, 
and barefoot drummer Johnny Barbata. 
with David Frieberg and Pete Sears trad- 
ing off on keyboards and bass, collec- 
tively produced sounds that were dis- 
tinctively Airplane/Starship — an 
evolved blend of original members and 
latter-day members that showed their 
great society/Bay Area musical roots 
through each note of their exemplary 
set 

An aged family dog sat contently at left 
center stage as Starship broke into "Play 


during the extended bridges, and Balin 
got thousands of volunteers in the crowd 
to put their hands together. The warmth 
of interaction between the Starship 
members and their audience as they 
played their best for the people of San 
Francisco proved that they are still one 
of the two (the other being the Dead) 
premiere high-energy Bay Area rock and 
roll bands, and that they will continue to 
be fora long time. 

As equipment was changed, there 
were a few lost offspring announce- 
ments made from the stage, a call for 


ly clear keyboardist Keith Godchaux and 
his vocalist wife Donna, and team drum- 
mer Billy Kreutzman and Mickey Hart, 
Kreutzman and Hart played together 
from the Dead's very early days, provid- 
ing percussion interweave most notably 
evidenced album-wise on the Warner's 
' Anthem Of The Sun"' LP circa early-to- 
mid 1968, Mickey left the group a few 
years later because the extensive Dead 
touring schedule had taken him to his 
limit The Dead stopped touring last 
year, and Hart re-joined the band in Oct. 
1974. worked with Kreutzman on the 



manifest itself in many ways throughout 
the history of man Children born to the 
young people of the sixties are now old 
enough to run free with each other, bask- 
ing in the love and protection of 
thousands of parents who realize that the 
future will not be easy for them Overall, 
it was a blend of past and present that 
stopped time for an entire Sunday after- 
noon in the park. 

A dozen long-stemmed red roses rest- 
ed on the stage as the Starship members 
took their respective places; a once- 
again thin and vibrant Grace Slick 
plucked one from the bunch and stuck it 
between her cleavage Fellow golden- 
voiced lead singer Marty Balin, singer/ 


On Love' 1 (from "Red Octopus"); the feel- 
ing of gathering with old friends brought 
incredible energy to "White Rabbit" 
(from Airplane's second RCA album 
"Surrealistic Pillow"), and to a ten- 
minute "Have You Seen The Saucers?" 
(from the "Thirty Seconds Over Wm- 
terland" live LP on Grunt), on which Cha- 
quico piloted the band into thin at- 
mosphere with his screaming leads. 
Balin and Slick's vocals were sterling all 
the way through the set, which included 
"Fast Buck Freddie" and "Sweeter Than 
Honey” ("Red Octopus ") and closed with 
twenty minutes of "Volunteers for the 
Starship's encore. Kantner and Chaquico 
threw some beautiful riffs back and forth 


Garcia, Kreutzman 


donations to cover about $4,000 in costs 
incurred by Oakland's high quality Swan- 
son Sound, and a call for a gentleman 
named Sonny Place to make his way 
through the crowd to his other half; Son- 
ny's lady was having a baby. Cheers from 
the crowd; reminiscences of Woodstock 
increased the event's filial energy level 
further still. 

A luminescent Jerry Garcia emerged 
from his tuning room — - a Dodge van 
parked next to the Dead's equipment 
truck — and joined the stage with bassist 
emeritus Phil Lesh (he only has thirteen 
control knobs on his golden-keyed in- 
strument), the perpetually smiling 
rhythm guitarist Bob "Ace" Weir, crystal- 


Weir, Lesh, Garcia 


"Blues For Allah LP (on Grateful Dead 
Records, distributed by U A.), and quite 
obviously both of them enjoy the hel I out 
of playing together again. 

"Long time no see. folks!" Bob Weir's 
greeting to the audience was answered 
with thundering cheers as the Grateful 
Dead kicked off their set with “The Music 
Never Stopped" and "Franklin's Tower” 
from the "Allah" LP Weir, usually the 
most communicative verbally with the 
audience, told them "We're gonna do all 
the old ones we can remember!” and the 
band broke into Beat It On Down The 
Line" from their initial Warner's LP, a 
tune they don't often do these days. 

* continued on pg. 20 


Flo & Eddie 

Starry Eyed & Laughing 


Eagles 

Linda Ronstadt 
Jackson Browne 


BOTTOM LINE. NYC — "Just pretend 
we're your favorite rock group, so when 
the lights come on, you go crazy " And 
with that scene set, Flo & Eddie a.k.a 
The Turtles a.k.a. Mark Volman and 
Howard Kaylan rolled into The Bottom 
Line last week with typical outrageous- 
ness. and by the time the set was over, 
nothing was left sacred, including John 
Denver's private parts. Opening with a 
taped cacophony of feedback and crowd 
noise, followed by the production of the 
de rigueur fog from hand-held smoke 
pots. Flo & Eddie entered with strobe 
lights flashing, clad in glitter capes, gog- 
gles and various trappings and broke in- 
to "Cheap" (“I’m going to abuse your 
eardrums/l’m going to make fun of your 


eyes "). Their response to the crowd's 
applause at the end of the number? — 
"Shut up! How can you like a — t?" 

The bulk of the Flo & Eddie show was a 
brilliant parody of the current rock 
scene, from Flo's guitar-playing gyra- 
tions (a la Pete Townsend, Jimmy Page) 
to quick, several measure stabs at the 
Stones. Elton. Jom Mitchell. George 
Harrsion. and an especially large con- 
tingent of Columbia artists (their label), 
including Labelle and Pink Floyd Flo & 
Eddie are successful where others may 
fail in their humor because, first and 
foremost, they know precisely what's go- 
ing on. so their jabs can be subtle and 
up-to-date ("in this age of ‘tramps like us 
continued on pg. 30 


ANAHEIM STADIUM. L A — Itwasatri- 
ple header at the Anaheim Stadium, and 
by the size of the crowd it looked as 
though it was going to be one of those af- 
ternoons. Gathered together were three 
of the finest groups of musicians to 
emerge from the melting pot of the L A. 
music scene. 

Jackson Browne took center stage 
with the air of a seasoned veteran once 
again sharing -his music with those that 
have come to know him One of the 
tightest backup bands Jackson has ever 
had took him through his past hits with 
the greatest of ease. And “Fountains Of 
Sorrow" seemed to stand out as one of 
my favorites along with that ol' Take It 
Easy" coming out with the freshness and 


joy with which it was performed. The set 
could have easily gone into extra inn- 
ings. but it was a definite shutout. Visi- 
tors 0-Jackson Browne 1 . 

The huddled masses seemed as one 
spirit until the male populous came to its 
feet and you knew the finest lady in 
country rock had taken the stage. Linda 
Ronstadt. Asylum-Capitol Asylum re- 
cording artist has not allowed her special 
sound be confused by the label hopping 
in her past. She still brings with her the 
trueness of soul that has made "Love Is A 
Rose.” “Heart Like A Wheel" and most 
recently "Heat Wave" a standard in quali- 
ty Her voice was in rare form and it 
seems the years spent have paid off ten- 
continued on pg. 30 


Toots And The Maytals 
Betty Davis 

ROXY. LA — The happy sounds of reg- 
gae from the island of Jamaica were 
brought to the spotlight with the west 
coast debut of Toots and the Maytals. 
Toots and the seven piece Maytal band 
were funky and tight throughout the en- 
tire show. Toot's music is a very different 
type of reggae from fellow countrymen 
Bob Marley in that the sound is looser, 
earthier and happier. Good times pre- 
vailed though as Toots let the audience 
participate at various times in singing 
along with the funky, very rhythmic and 
soulful tunes. The Maytals are excellent 
musicians and Toots told the audience 
that these men can play any kind of 
continued on pg. 45 


Johnny Paycheck 

LANDMARK. LAS VEGAS — One of 
country music's most honored and 
respected songwriters turned in a slick 
Vegas show performed with his Love- 
makers band; any more polish would 
almost have been too slick, but Johnny 
Paycheck and his band tread well that 
fine line between country music and Las 
Vegas The Lovemakers are Dave Gray 
on trumpet, Don Adams on bass. Paul 
Justice on fiddle. Doug Jernigan on 
steel, piano, and mellotron. (James) 
Steven Marple on drums, and guitarist 
Gary Adams, who co-wrote "All- 
American Man" with acoustic guitarist 
and leader Johnny Paycheck. All are 
highly accomplished and are well-tuned 
continued on pg. 45 


The Supremes 

SHUBERT THEATRE. L A — The night 
was a special one for the Supremes in 
more ways than one Besides being a 
night for charity, the Supremes were 
spotlighting thier new show put together 
by Geoffrey Holder and Phil Moore and 
also celebrating their fifteenth an- 
niversary The girls, Mary Wilson. Scher- 
rie Payne and Cindy Birdsong never 
looked lovelier as when they opened 
their show wearing chiffon and feather- 
trimmed capes and singing "We've Only 
Just Begun" and "Tonight." 

The Supremes brought back pleasant 
Motown memories of the sixties when 
they performed a medley of their hits 
that made them the most famous female 
continued on pg. 45 


UFO 

THE STARWOOD. LA — The precon- 
ceived idea of heavymetal rock is in the 
past. Sedimentary riffing and the basic 
nature of the rock beast would always 
seem to mirror a musical pre-dating as 
opposed to times still to come. 

Well, the timewarp that is hardrock was 
opened at The Starwood last week as 
UFO began their music in the present 
and went from there 
UFO's set (a Chrysalis mauling) was a 
make no bones about it foray into rock as 
the heaviest of heavymetal pierced the 
airwaves. But through the rough netting 
ran the forces of melody and form; a sub- 
stance often foreign to the more 
scabrous rock and roll outings. 

continued on pg. 45 


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NEC Convention Features 
Roving Acts, Playhouse 



“TALKIN’ ” GOLD — The Bee Gees received gold records for their RSO single “Jive 
Talkin' ’’ during a special “singles" Midnight Special Show. Presenting the gold 
records to Bee Gees Maurice. Robin and Barry Gibb are Midnight Special host Helen 
Reddy and Wolfman Jack. 

‘Planetary Celebration’ 

Set By Citizens’ Group 


NEW YORK — Planetary Citizens, an or- 
ganization based at the UN Plaza here, is 
sponsoring the “First Planetary Celebra- 
tion" at Nassau Coliseum on Oct 24 In 
addition to astronauts, diplomats, poets, 
world futurists and others concerned, a 
number of musicians will participate, in- 
cluding Carlos Santana, James Taylor, 
Mahavishnu, John McLaughlin and Son- 
ny Rollins. 

Oct. 24 is United Nations Day, and the 
organizers of the event see it as an op- 
portunity to "focus attention and creativi- 
ty on the challenges of achieving 
harmony and equity in rapidly changing 
planetary conditions." The event will be 
an annual occurrence, taking place on 
UN Day. and a documentary film is being 
made of the first gathering Another 
highlight of the program will be a "chang- 
ing environment of graphics depicting 
humanity's place on earth and in space " 

The Planetary Citizens group was 
formed in 1972. co-chaired by former 
UN Secretary General U Thant and 
"Saturday Review" editor Norman 
Cousins, with the basic concept of 
strengthening the UN as the primary 
world organization. More than 100 
thousand people reportedly have sub- 

Seals And Crofts 
Fourth Gold LP 

HOLLYWOOD — Seals and Crofts' cur- 
rent Warner Bros, album "I'll Play For 
You" has been certified gold by the 
RIAA Til Play For You" is their fourth 
gold album; previously certified were 
"Diamond Girl,” “Unborn Child" and 
“Summer Breeze 


scribed to the organization. Funds raised 
by the event will go to an international 
education program. Donald Keys, presi- 
dent and registrar of Planetary Citizens, 
has called the celebration “first of all a 
consciousness-raising exercise ." 


Piracy Developments u ? 

making such infringing copies. In his de- 
cision, Judge Nixon upheld the govern- 
ment's contention that it was a proper 
party plaintiff in a civil action, even 
though Chapter 2 of Title 17 of the U S 
Code does not specifically provide for 
such relief 

• A bill increasing the penalties for 
those convicted of the manufacture, dis- 
tribution or sale of pirated sound record- 
ings was signed into law in California by 
Governor Jerry Brown. Under the new 
law. the piracy of recordings is classified 
as an alternative felony/misdemeanor. It 
provides for a fine of up to $25,000 and/ 
or a term of up to one year and a day in 
state prison or up to one year in county 
jail, for first offenders. Subsequent of- 
fenses are punishable by a fine of up to 
$50,000 and/or a term of up to two years 
in state prison. The state had originally 
classified such an offense as a misde- 
meanor punishable by a fine of up to 
$500 and/or a jail term of up to six 
months. 

• In addition, Governor Brown signed 
into law a measure that exempts royalty 
payments on recordings made in 
California from the base on which record 
companies compute state sales and use 
taxes. The new law takes effect Jan 1. 
1976 


NEW YORK -- Two special features will 
be included in the program at the NEC 
national convention, set for Feb. 25-29 in 
Washington. D C. The first, the “roving 
artists" program, is intended to present 
acts that are able to circulate in the ex- 
hibit area, acts not dependent on stag- 
ing. lighting or amplification. Artists 
selected for this activity will be 
scheduled to perform in the convention 
area during uncontested exhibit time 
With prior approval, acts will be granted 
additional performance time in the ex- 
hibit hall. The fee for each act will be 
$250. with an Oct. 20 application 
deadline 

The second special feature is called 
the "creative playhouse” and is designed 


NEW YORK — Myrrh Records, a division 
of Word. Inc . has a fall release schedule 
that includes nine albums of contem- 
porary Christian music. 

Two of the new albums are double-rec- 
ord sets. "To The Bride" is a live concert 
album by Barry McGuire, the 2nd 
Chapter of Acts and a band call David 
The other double LP is a sampler album 
featuring 20 songs by 20 different artists. 
The set, entitled "Jubilation!" will be sold 
at a special one-record price. 

Other Myrrh fall releases include "Sin- 
cerely" by Walt Mills, "Where I'm Going" 
by Marijohn, "The Pat Terry Group. " Two 
albums will be released this fall on the 
Solid Rock label as part of Myrrh's 
Jubilation Group They are "In Another 
Land," by Larry Norman, and an album 
by Randy Stonehill 

Also being released is the first of 
several albums produced by Austin 
Roberts, whose single "Rocky" is cur- 


Garcia's incredibly fluid fingering on his 
stock Travis Bean electric (aluminum al- 
loy neck, wooden fingerboard) did not 
seem to be inhibited much by the biting 
cold; his signature triplet runs flowed 
forth like the rushing spinal shivers we 
felt as he played "It Must Have Been 
The Roses" exuded the same beauty and 
taste at a slower pace, and was followed 
by a beautifully extended "Truckin'/Not 
Fade Away/Goin’ Down The Road 
Feelin' Bad." one of their all-time best 
sets-within-a-set Kreutzman and Hart 
soloed for a few minutes at the end of 


to present artists in a lecture/- 
demonstration format Selection will be 
limited to 6 attractions, with special con- 
sideration paid to performing artists who 
have had previous experience with lec- 
ture/demonstrations. Other criteria for 
selection will be the need for minimal 
stage requirements and the amount of 
exposure an artist has had to the college 
market Deadline for applications is also 
Oct. 20. with a $250 fee. 

Approximately 3,000 delegates from 
NEC's 900 member colleges and 
universities throughout the U S. and 
Canada are expected to be present at the 
convention. NEC may be contacted at: 
Box 11489. Columbia. S.C. 29211; tel.: 
(803)799-0768 


rently high on the national charts. 
Roberts is working as an independent 
producer with several Myrrh artists while 
continuing as a singer on Private Stock 
Records. 

The album is “Love Songs And Other 
Greats." an LP of synthesized orchestra 
performances of popular contemporary 
Christian songs. The Sonlight Orchestra, 
which is an orchestra of synthesizers, is 
conducted by Kim Rose. 

The album jacket of "People Of The 
Son," an album featuring Ken Medema 
has been chosen for the Best of Com- 
petition Show in the 7th annual Interna- 
tional Typographic Composition As- 
sociation Gold Medal Awards 

In addition to the record's embossed 
cover is a message from Medema in 
braille, as the composer and singer is 
blind The message is repeated for sight- 
ed persons, alongside a drawing of 
Medema. 


Truckin' " before the band played "Not 
Fade Away,” and "Goin' Down The 
Road” had a slightly more bluesy cast to 
it this time around As the 6 pm park 
permit deadline approached. Bob Weir 
sang the lead on his "Playin' In The 
Band." a tune which reaches into totally 
esoteric expanses of freeform taste by 
Ace, Garcia, and Keith on top of the solid 
yet freeform bottom created by Phil, 
Mickey and Bill. The version that comes 
closest to capturing the live essence on 
vinyl appears on Weir's "Ace" solo LP on 
Warner's. The concert was recorded in 
two-track sound and on video tape for 
posterity; the tapes will join tapes of 
other events in the Dead's colorful 
career that are stored in a vault 
somewhere in Marin county north of San 
Francisco 

The historic event was coordinated by 
the People's Ballroom (an apolitical 
coalition of some 70 San Francisco com- 
munity groups, and the only such group 
to have a permit to produce free Golden 
Gate Park events) and the performer's 
respective managers and record com- 
panies The People's Ballroom organiza- 
tion had obtained its first Golden Gate 
Park permit a year and a half ago, and 
during that period have been successful- 
ly obtaining permits for progressively 
larger meadows. Due to the relatively (in 
terms of the potential draw any Jefferson 
Starship/Grateful Dead concert could 
realize) small size of Lindley Meadow, 
the concert was not publicly announced 
until the day before. Crowd estimates 
ranged from 25,000 to 40,000; as one 
San Francisco policeman at the site said, 
It's a little hard to tell — there are so 
many people in the trees and bushes sur- 
rounding the meadow.” s _p. 



Myrrh Sets Fall Releases 


Dead, Starship ‘Re- Play’ Old Days „ „ 


October 1 1, 1975 


20 


THE INCOMPARABLE DIANA 
From the much talked about new motion picture, 

“MAHOGANY” 



The starborne single, 
sung unforgettably by the 
films star, Diana Ross. 


DIANA ROSS 

SINGS w- 

"THEME * 

FROM MAHOGANY" 

(DO YOU KNOW WHERE 
YOU'RE COINC TO) 

PRODUCED BY MICHAEL MASSER 
From (he Original Soundtrack ol i 

“MAHOGANY” 1 


-SUCCESS 6 NOTHING 
WITHOUT SOMEONE TOU 
LOME TO SHARE IT WITH" 


L_Z M1377F 

“Theme From Mahogany 
(Do'ibu Know Where 
You're Goinglo) 

Sung by Diana Ross. 

Prom the original “Mahogany” i 
Soundtrack Album. M 6 - 858 si M 


“SUCCESS IS NOTHING 
WITHOUT SOMEONE YOU 
LOVE TO SHARE IT WITH” 


A PARAMOUNT PICTURE 


With Pride. 
From Motown 


MOTOWN - 


©1975 Motown Record Corporation 



cash box R&B news report 




r&b ingredients 


The Supremes celebrated their fifteenth anniversary in show business last week at 

the Shubert Theatre as Mary Wilson, Scherrie Payne and Cindy Birdsong gave a 
benefit performance for the Citizens Action To Help Youth and the University Com- 
munity Health Center. The Supremes were presenting their brand new show which 
was produced by Geoffrey Holder and Phil Moore. The gals' singing, staging and cos- 
tumes were sensational. Also on hand to enjoy the show was Diana Ross. Diana 
looked very elegant and she is expecting a baby very soon. 

There was also an after-theatre party at My Place and some of the guests included 
Lola Falana. Freda Payne, Thelma Houston, the Rev. Cecil Franklin, lyricist Jerry 
; Herman, Howard Rosenman, the producer of film "Sparkle, Mario Machado of KNXT. 
and many of the Motown staff including Barney Ales, Suzanne dePasse, Paul 
Johnson, Ron Saul, Bunky Sheppard, Miller London, Bob Jones and probably many 
more whom I forgot. Please forgive me. 

A bevy of beautiful women came by last week to brighten our offices and talk about 
their most recent things happening, Capitol recording artist Natalie Cole was the first 
gal up and this girl is really taking the recording industry by storm The daughter of 
Nat is making a lot of noise on her own with her first LP and single. "This Will Be." is 
I an across-the-board smash After catching Natalie's show at the Grove last week this 
girl is a definite super-star. Her show was put very together and this is one lady that 
gets down to the get-down. Natalie said she was always into music, but it has only 
been recently since she got into it seriously. It wasn't until she got done with college 
at the University of Massachusetts that she decided upon entering the world of music 
When she isn't working Natalie heads for the country as she is a definitely an out- 
doors girl who enjoys just about everything outdoors including motorcycles. It may be 
sometime till she gets outdoors because her schedule is loaded While in L A she 
taped Dinah Shore and Merv Griffin. Immediately after that she is headed for the 
Kennedy Center in Washington. D C for a gig Oct 13 Another delightful perky 
miss that came by was former Miss Indiana Kellee Patterson. Kellee has just returned 
from England where she starred in BBC production of the "Demolition Man " Kellee 
does everything, she sings, dances and acts. Currently she is finishing up recording a 
new LP with her manager Gene Russell I can't tell you the title of her new single yet. 
but look for it to be a monster all the way Leslie Uggams has a new album out on 
Motown and it was a real pleasure meeting and talking with this talented lady Leslie is 
very excited about her LP because even though she's had every kind of success in 
the business her record sales have never been staggering Leslie told me one of her 
biggest thrills ever happened last week when she was invited to do “Soul Train.” "I 
couldn't believe it." Leslie said. "I never had so much fun I ve done a lot of television 
shows in my career, but those kids really got me up I had a ball. I can't wait to do 
another one " 

Spanky Wilson dropped by and the Westbound recording artist is currently appear- 
ing at the Parisian Room in town Spanky has a new single out entitled “I Think I'm 
Gonna Cry." When I asked Spanky how she got her name she said it was because she 
was a bad girl when she was little. "I got spanked a lot when I was little, so my Dad 
called me Spanky and it stuck " Spankys always wanted to be a singer and entered 
every talent contest she could when she was growing up in Pittsburgh My inspira- 
tion in those days were Dinah Washington and Billie Holliday. When I saw those ladies 
perform on stage I knew where I belonged." Spanky said. "Right now I'm on a club 
tour and I plan to go back into the studios in Detroit whenit's over " Johnny Nash 
iniured his leg and arm in a motorcycle accident at Bebb’s Radio One in London re- 
cently. Johnny was not hurt seriously and is on his way to a speedy recovery Van 
McCoy currently riding high on the charts with his "Disco Kid" LP and single "Change 
With The Times" is on tour in Italy along with RCA's Faith, Hope and Charity 
Alphonse Mouzon has left Larry Coryell’s Eleventh House. Alphonse is currently do- 
ing session work and getting a group together. Expect a Blue Note LP in Nov. from 
this talented drummer Armand Boladian, president of Westbounds Records, was 
in town last week Armand and I had lunch along with Russ Regan, (who’s 20th label 
distributes Westbound) Tom Rodden, Vic Perrotti, national Westbound promotion 
man and everybody's favorite publicist Norman Winter. Armand is very excited about 
his current new product which he feels should break big The just released tunes are 
Junie's "Granny's Funky Rolls Royce." Melvin Sparks "Get Ya Some, Funkadelic’s 
"Better By The Pound." Houston Person's "Disco Sax." and Spanky Wilson’s "I Think 
I’m Gonna Cry." "I think that the new product will really help to establish these talent- 
ed young people I have Another thing I know for sure is that Dennis Coffey’s new LP 
will blow everybody out. It will be released very soon." Armand said. 

Russ Regan also told me that Barry White’s "Greatest Hits" will be out in two weeks 
and that it looks like a new LP by Barry will be ready by the first of the year. “Barry 
played one tune for me that completely broke me up I can t tell you anything more, 
but Barry is a true musical genius and his next LP I guarantee you will set a whole new 
trend in the music field." Russ said 

Impressions riding high on the charts with "Same Thing It Took" are off to England 
for a three-week tour Jeff Lane’s new group, the Brass Construction, has been 
signed to United Artists records They have just finished recording their first LP but 
no release has been set KC and the Sunshine in town to play a one-nighter at the 
Roxy this week Atlantic recording artists Sister Sledge will be appearing with 
Marvin Gaye at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall this coming week RCA has 
some hot new product coming this week that will surely make a lot of music 
Chocolate Milk’s new one is "My Mind Is Hazy." The Tymes are also coming with a 
new one entitled "God Is Going To Punish You ” The loyal fans of good time rock 
and roll will be pleased that the Duprees are coming out with a new single entitled 
"Delicious " RCA will be distributing the single Curtis Mayfield, the Staple Singers, 
Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier will be in New York to help celebrate the premiere of 
"Let s Do It Again." Curtis wrote all the music and the Staple Singers helped in the 
soundtrack. "Let's Do It Again" is currently one of the hottest records in the country 
for Pops and his girls Jimmy Cliff, a super singer and actor, will be in Los Angeles 
in Nov. at the Roxy Stevie Wonder was at Natalie Cole’s opening last week and was 
so knocked out by Natalie that the two of them footed around at the piano after the 
show until 5 a m Stevie is currently in Jamaica for the Dream Concert down there 
Also got word from the Motown people that their switchboards have been flooded 
with calls due to the rumor that a Stevie Wonder release is due soon As of yet no re- 
lease date has been set More hot Motown news is that Marvin Gaye’s next single will 



A HAPPY OCCASION - Maxayn is sure happy about signing with Mamcore Records. 
Manticore is distributed by Motown. Shown above enjoying the celebration are left to 
right Andre Lewis, Maxayn's producer and manager; Maxayn; Herb Belkin. Motown 
vice president of creative operations, Mario Medious, Manticore Records president. 


Commodores On European Trek 


HOLLYWOOD - After their recent 
lengthy tour of the Orient this past sum- 
mer the Commodores are heading on an 
European tour which will include stops in 
Amsterdam. Dusseldorf, Hamburg, 
Frankfurt, Birmingham. Bristol, 
Manchester and London The tour will 
also coincide with the release of the 
group's third Motown album "Movin' 
On " 

The Commodores, who write, perform 

Al Jackson Killed; 
Drummer, Songwriter 

NEW YORK — Al Jackson, well-known 
drummer and songwriter, was killed in 
Memphis last week. Robbers reportedly 
broke into the musician's home, tied up 
his wife and shot Jackson. Jackson was 
the drummer with Booker T & the M.G.s, 
in addition to being a famed session 
artist He was also an accomplished 
songwriter, and among his tunes is Al 
Green’s “Let's Stay Together " 

Mercury Inks 
Streetwalkers 

CHICAGO — Streetwalkers will make 
their American debut through their 
Mercury album, "Streetwalkers' The 
English group is made up of Charlie 
Whitney and Roger Chapman, ex- 
guitarist and vocalist respectfully with 
Family; Bobbie Tench who replaced Rod 
Stewart as vocalist with Jeff Beck will 
play guitar with Streetwalkers and John 
Plotell of the group Casablanca will play 
bass with Niko on drums. 

The debut album will be released Oct. 
10 with the group's first American tour 
planned for the fall 


and produce their own material, include 
Walter Orange, lead vocalist and drum- 
mer; Thomas McClary, lead guitarist; 
Ronald LaPread, bass and trumpeter; 
Lionel Richie, saxophone and lead tenor; 
William King, trumpeter; and Milan 
Williams, keyboards, trombone, drums 
and guitar. 

Currently the group is enjoying the 
success of another chart-riding single 
entitled "This Is Your Life ." 



LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT - Shown in a 
warm embrace are Barry White and Russ 
Regan, president of 20th Century 
Records after Barry's opening at the 
Greek Theatre recently. Barry White will 
be hitting the charts soon with the re- 
lease of his new LP "Barry White's 
Greatest Hits." 


be entitled “I Want You." however no release date has been set . The Diana Ross 
single from the film Magohony will be released this week It is the only vocal number 
from the soundtrack The Undisputed Truth had a big surprise for the audience at 
the Starwood last week. The group had 50 pounds of glitter hanging from the ceiling 
which they dispersed upon the crowd at various times during their bang-up show. 
When they performed "Poon-tang” they had everybody screaming for more 
"Clean-Up Woman Betty Wright is currently in South Africa for a six-week tour Al 
Green will release a new single in two weeks which I hear is one bad' tune. Richard 
Pryor's comedy LP "Is It Something I Said." just went gold after five weeks The re- 
markable thing about the LP is that it received no airplay. Richard is set to appear in 
his brand new show at the Shubert Theatre Oct. 14-19. 

The Tavares brothers dropped by Cash Box last week. The five brothers from 
Massachusetts are really hot at the moment with their single “It Only Takes A Minute" 
currently bulleted at number 15 pop. The brothers have been singing together pro- 
fessionally for eleven years, but only recording for the last two with Capitol. During 
the years they were unknown they were called Chubby and the Turnpikes. The guys 
kept it going by holding a lot of weird jobs like working in canneries, selling dishes, 
etc The guys feel that now their time has arrived and that the future is very bright. 
Currently the guys are touring the country doing concerts with their most recent show 
being at the Shrine Auditorium over this past weekend along with Blue Magic and 
Dynamic Superiors. Heard that Jackie Wilson suffered a heart attack. We at Cash Box 
wish Jackie a speedy recovery and hope he's back on his feet doing his thing real 
soon that's soul! 

jess levitt 






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October 11 1975 


1 THIS WILL BE io/4 

Natalie Cole (Capitol 4109) 2 

2 THEY JUST CAN’T STOP IT THE 
(GAMES PEOPLE PLAY) 

Spinners (Atlantic 3284) 1 

3 IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE 

Tavares (Capitol P41 1 1) 3 

4 DO IT ANY WAY YOU WANNA 

People's Choice (TSOP ZS 8-4769) 4 

5 MUSIC IN MY BONES 

Joe Simom (Spring SPR 1 59) 6 

6 WHAT ADIFFRENCE A DAY 
MAKES 

Esther Phillips (Kudu 925) ( Dist Motown) 8 

7 MONEY 

Gladys Knight & The Pips (Buddah BDA 487) 7 

8 TO EACH HIS OWN 

Faith. Hope & CharitytRCA PB 10343) 9 

9 I WANNA DO SOMETHING 
FREAKY TO YOU 

Leon Haywood (20th Century TC 2228) 10 

10 I GET HIGH ON YOU 

Sly Stone (Epic 8-50135) 11 

11 LOVE POWER 

Willie Hutch ( Motown M 1 360F-A) 14 

12 SO IN LOVE 

Curtis Mayfield (Curtom CMS 0105) 16 

13 BRAZIL 

Ritchie Family (20th Century TC 2218) 13 

14 LOW RIDER 

War (United Artists XW706-Y) 19 

15 THE AGONY AND THE 
ECSTASY 

Smokey Robinson (Tamla T-54261 F) 17 

16 #18 WITH A BULLET 

Pete Wingfield (Island 026) 15 

1 7 HOW LONG (BET’CHA GOTTA 
CHICK ON THE SIDE) 

Pointer Sisters (ABC/Blue Thumb 265) 5 

18 FAME 

David Bowie (RCA JB 1 0320) 20 

19 SWEET STICKY THING 

Ohio Players (Mercury 7371 3) 22 

20 SAME THING IT TOOK 

I mpressions (Curtom CNS 106) 23 

21 MR. D.J. (FIVE FOR THE D.J.) 

Aretha Franklin (Atlantic 3289) 25 

22 FLY, ROBIN, FLY 

Silver Convention (Midland Int I 10339) 36 

23 GET DOWN TONIGHT 

KC & The Sunshine Band (T.K. 1009) 12 

24 THIS IS YOUR LIFE 

Commodores (Motown M 1 361 F-A) 34 

25 (I’M GOING BY) THE STARS IN 
YOUR EYES 

Ron Banks & The Dramatics (ABC 12125) 26 

26 FALLIN’ IN LOVE 

Hamilton. Joe Frank & Reynolds (Playboy P6024A) 27 

27 MESSIN’ WITH MY MIND 

Labelle (Epic 8-50140) 28 

28 WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG AND IN 
LOVE 

Choice 4 ( RCA PB 10342) 29 

29 LOVE DON’T COME NO 
STRONGER 

Jeff Perry(Arista0133) 31 

30 LEFTOVERS 

Millie Jackson (Spring 161 ) 38 

31 LET ME MAKE LOVE TO YOU 

The O' Jays (Phila Inti ZS 8-3573) 18 

32 PEACE PIPE 

B T Express (Roadshow RD 7003) 55 

33 SHOTGUN SHUFFLE 

The Sunshine Band (T.K 101 0-A) 53 


34 I AIN'T LYIN’ 

George McCraefT.K, 1014) 

35 THERE’S A RED NECK IN THE 
SOUL BAND 

Latimore (Glades 1729) 

36 I ONLY HAVE LOVE 

Syl Johnson (Hi 22) 

37 (IF YOU WANT IT) DO IT 
YOURSELF 

Gloria Gaynor (MGM M 14823) 

38 INSIDE MY LOVE 

Minnie Riperton (Epic 8-50128) 

39 ROCKIN’ AND ROLLIN’ ON THE 
STREETS OF HOLLYWOOD 

Buddy Miles (Casablanca 839) 

40 GIVE IT WHAT YOU GOT 

B T Express (Roadshow/Scepter RD-J-7003) 

41 YOUR LOVE 

Graham Central Station (Warner Bros WBS 8105) 

42 CHOCOLATE CHIP 

Isaac Hayes (Hot Buttered Soul/ABC 12118) 

43 DREAMING A DREAM 

Crown Heights Affair(DeLite 1570) 

44 STAY STILL 

Margie Joseph (Atlantic 3290) 

45 CHANGE WITH THE TIMES 

Van McCoy (Avco AV 4660) 

46 SALSOUL HUSTLE 

Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul S2-2002) 

47 THE CHICAGO THEME (LOVE 
LOOP) 

Hubert Laws (CTI OJ-27F) 

48 YUM YUM 

Fatback Band (Event EV 226) 

49 EVERYBODY STAND AND 
CLAP YOUR HANDS (FOR THE 
ENTERTAINER) 

Black Satin (Buddah BDA 477) 

50 LOVE INSURANCE 

Gwen McCrea (Cat 1 999) 

51 LIVING FOR THE CITY 

Ray Charles (Crossover 981 ) 

52 FANCY LADY 

Billy PrestoniA&M 1735) 

53 JOHANNESBURG 

Gil Scott-Heron (Arista AS 0152) 

54 HAPPY 

Eddie Kendricks (Tamla T 54236F A) 

55 WE ALL GOTTA STICK 
TOGETHER 

Four Tops (ABC 1 2123) 

56 NEED YOU 

Harlem River Drive (Arista 142) 

57 IF I EVER LOSE THIS HEAVEN 

Average White Band (Atlantic 45-3285) 

58 CAN’T STAY AWAY 

Leroy Hudson (Curtom CMS 0107) 

59 NO REBATE ON LOVE 

Dramatics (Mainstream MRL 5571 ) 

60 RIDE ON 

Parliaments (Casablanca NB 843) 

61 T.L.C. (TENDER LOVIN’ CARE) 

MFSBl Phila. Int'l CBS ZS 8-3576) 

62 I CREATED A MONSTER 

ZZ Hill (UAWX 631 -A) 

63 IT’S TIME FOR LOVE 

Chi-Lites (Brunswick 55520) 

64 BLIND OVER YOU 

Chicago Gangsters (Gold Plate G 1 947) 
(Dist: Amherst) 

65 SUMMER OF ’42 

Biddu Orchestra (Epic 8-50139) 

66 HE CALLED ME BABY 

Nancy Wilson (Capitol 41 17) 


10/4 

37 

67 


68 

39 

69 

45 

70 


71 

44 

72 

30 

73 

46 

74 

21 

75 

24 

76 

32 

77 

35 

78 

47 

79 

65 

80 

51 

81 


82 

48 


50 

83 


84 

54 

85 

69 


40 

86 

67 

87 

63 

88 

70 

89 


90 

59 

91 

60 

92 

43 


61 

93 

75 

94 

62 

95 

64 

96 

52 

97 

77 

98 

68 


66 

99 

76 

100 


HOLLYWOOD HOT 

Eleventh Hour (20th Century 2215) 

SOMEBODY’S GOTTA GO 

Mike & Bill (Arista 139) 

STAY WITH ME 

Edwin Starr (Granite G 528) 

KING KONG PARTI 

The Jimmy Castor Bunch (Atlantic 3295) 

WATERBED 

Herbie Mann (Atlantic 45-3282) 

I GOT CAUGHT 

Clarence Carter (ABC 1 2130) 

LET’S DO IT AGAIN 

The Staple Singers (Curtom CMS 0109) 

OH BABY 

Wayne Miran (Roulette 71 76) 

CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL 

Kool & The Gang (DeLite DEP 1 573) 

HIGHER THAN HIGH 

The Undisputed Truth (Gordy 7145F) 

HOOKED FOR LIFE 

The Trammps (Atlantic 3286) 

PARTY MUSIC 

Pat Lundi (Vigor VI 1723) 

FRAME OF MIND 

Vernon Burch (U. A XW705-Y) 

IS IT LOVE THAT WE’RE MISSIN’ 

Quincy Jones (A&M 1743) 

I TAKE IT ON HOME 

Bobby Bland (ABC 1 2133) 

YOU’RE SO WONDERFUL, SO 
MARVELOUS 

Tower of Power (Warner Bros 81 21 ) 

IT’S SO HARD TO SAY 
GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY 

G . C Cameron ( Motown M 1 364) 

GIVE ME YOUR HEART 

Bloodstone (London 5N-1062) 

(DO YOU WANNA) DANCE, 
DANCE, DANCE 

Calhoon (Warner Bros. CPS 0405) 

MUST BE DUES 

Melba Moore (Buddah BDA 496) 

MAKE IT LAST 

Barbara Mason & The Futures I Buddah BDA 481 ) 

DISCO STOMP 

Hamilton Bohannon (Dakar 4549). 

SAMSON 

Ebony. Ivory & Jade (Columbia 3-10196) 

HERE I AM AGAIN 

Denise Laselle (Westbound WT 5008) 

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE 

Supremest Motown M1374) 

YOU’RE EVERYTHING GOOD 
TOME 

Tomorrow s Promise (Mercury 73700) 

GRANDFATHER CLOCK 

Bo Kirkland (Claridge 409) 

FOR YOUR LOVE 

Ronnie McNeir(Prodigal P619) 

DECEPTION 

The Dynamic Superiors (Motown M 1 385F A) 

COME TO MAMA 

Ann Peebles (London/Hi 5H-2294) 

WORTH YOUR WEIGHT IN 
GOLD 

Modulations (Buddah BDA 497) 

GET OFF YOUR SEATS AND 
JAM 

Southside Coalition (Mainstream BD 9007) 

HEY THERE LITTLE FIREFLY 

Firefly (A&M 1736) 

SOUL TRAIN ’75 

Soul Train Gang (RCA SB1 0400) 


79 


83 


86 


93 


89 


99 


ALPHABETIZED TOP 100 R&B (INCLUDING PUBLISHERS AND LICENSEES)- 


Blind Over You (Jimi-Mac — BMI) 64 

BraziljPeer Int'l. Corp. —BMI) 13 

Can t Stay Away (Silent Giant/ 

Aopa Pub — ASCAP) 

Caribbean Festival (Delightful/Gang — BMI) 

Change With The Times (Van McCoy/ 

Warner Tamerlane — BMI) 

Chocolate Chip (Incense Prod. — BMI) 

Come To Mama (Joe — BMI) 

(Do You Wanna) (Mother Bertha — BMI) .... 

Disco Stomp ( Hog/Bohannon — ASCAP) . . . 

Do It Any Way You l Mighty Three — BMI) . . 

Deception (Disk-O- Val — ASCAP) 

Dreaming A ( Del ightfu I — BMI) 

#18 With A Bullet (Ackees —ASCAP) 16 

Everybody Stand (Kama Sutra/Chan — BMI) .... 49 

Failin' In Love ( J.C. — BMI) 26 

Fame (MainMan/Lennon/ 

Ce lidh A TV - ASCAP) 18 

Fancy Lady (Irving/WEP — BMI/ 

Jobete - ASCAP) 52 


Fly Robin Fly (Midsong — ASCAP) . 

For Your Love (Crishelle-Mac-West/ 

Tobine - BMI) 

Frame Of Mind (Unart — BMI) 

Get Down Tonight (Sherlyn Pub —BMI) 

Get Off Your(Brent/Mr Tinsley's — BMI) 

Give It What (Triple O/Jeff-Mar — BMI) 

I Give Me Your Heart (Crystal Jukebox — BMI) 


22 

. 94 
79 
23 
. 98 
.40 
. 84 


Grandfather Clock (Claridge/Bokirk — ASCAP) . 93 
Happy (Jobete — ASCAP/Stone Diamond 

— BMI) 54 

He Called Me Baby (Central Songs — BMI) 66 

Here I Am Again (Ordena/Bridgeport — BMI) . . .90 
Hey There (Sound of Nolan/Chelsea — BMI) ... 99 

Higher Than High (Stone Diamond — BMI) 76 

Hollywood Hot (Heart's Delight — BMI) 67 

Hooked For Life (Golden Fleece/ 

Mighty Three — BMI) 77 

How Long (Polo Grounds — BMI/ 

Ebbetts Fields — ASCAP) 17 

I Ain't Lyin' (Sherlyn — BMI) 34 

I Created A Monster (Dozier — BMI) 62 

If I Ever (Almo/ Jobete — ASCAP) 57 

I Get High (Stone Flower Music — BMI) 10 

I Got Caught (Blackwood — BMI) 72 

IfYou Want It (Robin-Tomeja —ASCAP) 37 

Inside My (Dickie Bird — BMI/Jobete— ASCAP) 38 

I Only Have Love (Jec — BMI) 36 

Is It Love That (Kidada/Goulgris — BMI) 80 

I Take It On Home (House of Gold — BMI) 81 

It Only Takes (ABC/Dunhill/One Of A Kind — 

BMI) 3 

It's So Hard To Say (Jobete — ASCAP) 83 

It'sTime For Love (Julio-Brian — BMI) 63 

I Wanna Do Something Freaky (Jim Ed — BMI) ... 9 
Johannesburg (Cayman/Brouhahn — ASCAP) .. 53 
King Kong (Jimpire — BMI) 70 


Leftovers (Muscle Shoals — BMI ) 30 

Let Me Make (Mighty 3/Golden Fleece — BMI) . 31 
Let's Do It Again (Warner-Tamerlane — BMI) .... 73 

Living For (Jobete/Black Bull — ASCAP) 51 

Love Don't Come (JLP — ASCAP) 29 

Love Insurance (Sherlyn — BMI) 50 

Love Power (Getra — BMI) 11 

Low Rider ( Far Out — ASCAP) 14 

Make It Last (Block Buster/Rider — BMI) 87 

Messin' With My Mind (Gospel Birds— BMI) .... 27 

Money (Sky Forest — BMI) 7 

Mr D.J. (Pundit — BMI) 21 

Music In My (Gaucho/Belinda — BMI) 5 

Must Be Dues (Sky Forrest — BMI ) 86 

Need You (Laser — BMI) 56 

No Rebate (Fratelli & Blackwood — BMI) 59 

Oh Baby (Levy & Father/Rush — BMI) 74 

Party Musicl'Rumanian Pickle Works — BMI) .... 78 

Peace Pipe (Triple 0/ Jeff Mar — BMI) 32 

Ride On (Ricks/Malbiz — BMI ) 60 

Rockin' & Rollin' (Miles Ahead — ASCAP) 39 

Salsoul Hustle (Little Jack/ Anatom — BMI) 46 

Same Thing It Took (Chappell — ASCAP) 20 

Samson (Elbomo — BMI/ 

Tomeia — ASCAP) 89 

Shotgun Shuffle (Sherlyn — BMI) . 33 

So In Love (Mayfield — BMI) 12 

Somebody’s Gotta Go (Moving Up — ASCAP) .... 68 
Soul Train '75 (Spectrum III — ASCAP) 100 


Stay Still (Glendana — ASCAP) 44 

Stay With Me (ATV/Zonal — BMI) 69 

Summer Of '42 (WB— ASCAP) 65 

Sweet Sticky (Ohio Players/Unichappell —BMI) 19 
The Agony & The Ecstasy (Bertram —ASCAP) .15 
The Chicago Theme (Trunk Music — ASCAP) . ... 47 
There s A Red (Latimore/ Alamino/ 

Clarke — BMI) 35 

The Stars In Your Eyes (Groovesville — BMI) .25 

They Just Can't Stop It (Mighty Three — BMI) 2 

Thisls Your Life (Jobete —ASCAP) 24 

This Will Be (Jay/Chappell — ASCAP) 1 

T L C (Mighty Three/ 

Mardix/Golden Fleece — BMI) 61 

To Each His Own (Van McCoy/Warner/ 

Tamerlane — BMI) 8 

Waterbed (Screen Gem/Col —BMI) 71 

We All Gotta Stick (ABC/Dunhill & Rail — BMI) .. 55 
What A Diff'rence (E.B Marks— BMI/ 

Stanley Adams — ASCAP) 6 

When You're Young (Wren — BMI) 28 

Where Do I Go 

(Gold Forever/Stone Diamond — BMI) 91 

Worth Your (Buddah/Potome — ASCAP) 97 

YourLove (Foe Music — BMI) 41 

You're Everything (Astronomical — BMI) 92 

You're So Wonderful (Kuptillo — ASCAP) 82 

Yum Yum (Clita Music — BMI) 48 


cash box R&B news report 




1 HONEY 

Ohio Players (Mercury SRM 1-1038) 1 

2 PICK OF THE UTTER 

Spinners (Atlantic SD 1 8141 ) 4 

3 IS IT SOMETHING I SAID 

Richard Pryor (Warner Bros MS 2227) 2 

4 THE HEAT IS ON 

The Isley Brothers (T-Neck PZ 33536) 3 

5 AIN’T NO ’BOUT A DOUBT IT 

Graham Central Station 

(Warner Bros BS 2876) 5 

6 MELLOW MADNESS 

Quincy Jones (A&M SP 4526) 6 

7 KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND 

(T K 603) 8 

8 AL GREEN IS LOVE 

(Hi SHL 32092) (Dist: London) 16 

9 WHY CAN'T WE BEFRIENDS 

War (United Artists EA 441-G) 9 

10 SPIRIT OF THE BOOGIE 

Kool & The Gang (DeLite DEP 2016) 11 

11 BOOGIE DOWN USA 

People's Choice (Epic KZ 33154) 13 

12 NON-STOP 

B T Express (Roadshow RS 41 001 ) 7 

13 SAVE ME 

Silver Convention 

(Midland Int i BKL 1-1129) 18 

14 THAT’S THE WAY OF THE 
WORLD 

Earth, Wind & Fire (Columbia PC 33280) 1 0 

15 GET DOWN 

Joe Simon (Spring SPR 6706) 12 

16 CHAIN REACTION 

The Crusaders (Blue Thumb BTSD 6022) 14 

17 INSEPARABLE 

Natalie Cole (Capitol ST 11429) 23 

18 WHAT A DIFF'RENCE A DAY 
MAKES 

Esther Phillips w/Beck 

(Kudu KU 23S1 ) 15 

19 PHOENIX 

Labelle (Epic PE 33579) 20 

20 ODE TO MY LADY 

Willie Hutch I Motown M6-838S1 ) 21 

21 THIRTEEN BLUE MAGIC LANE 

Blue Magic (Atco SD 36-1 20) 27 

22 IN THE CITY 

Tavares (Capitol ST 1 1 396) 22 

23 FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY 

(RCA APL 1-1 100) 24 

24 GET ON DOWN WITH BOBBY 
BLAND 

(ABC ABCD 895) 29 


25 CHOCOLATE CHIP 

Isaac Hayes (H B S. ABCD 874) (Dist: ABC) 17 


26 

COME AND GET YOURSELF 
SOME 

Leon Haywood (20th CenturyT-476) 

28 

27 

DON’T IT FEEL GOOD 

Ramsey Lewis (Columbia PC 3380 0) 

40 

28 

STEPPIN’ 

The Pointer Sisters 
(Blue Thumb BTSD6021) 

19 

29 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS 



Impressions (Curtom 5003) 

30 

30 

YOUNG AMERICANS 

David Bowie (RCA APL 1-0998) 

32 

31 

MR. MAGIC 

Grover Washington Jr. (Kudu KU 20) 

25 

32 

MORE MILES PER GALLON 

Buddy Miles (Casablanca NBLP 7019) 

37 

33 

STILL CAUGHT UP 

Millie Jackson (Spring 6708) 

34 

34 

SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL 

Norman Conners (Buddah BDS 5643) 

35- 

35 

PRESSURE SENSITIVE 

Ronnie Laws (Blue Note BN-UA 452-G) 

38 

36 

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE 

Minnie Riperton (Epic PE 33454) 

39 

37 

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE 
AMERICA TODAY 

Curtis Mayfield (Curtom CU 5001) 

31 

38 

LET’S TAKE IT TO THE STAGE 

Funkadelic (20th Century/ 

Westbound W-215) 

26 

39 

EXPERIENCE GLORIA 
GAYNOR 

( MGM M3G 4997) 

42 

40 

THE DISCO KID 

Van McCoy (Avco AV 69009) 


41 

DREAMING A DREAM 

The Crown Heights Affair 



(DeLite DEP 201 7) 

— 

42 

WATERBED 

Herbie Mann (Atlantic SD 1676) 

43 

43 

FROM A TEAR TO A SMILE 

Roy Ayers (Polydor PB 6046) 

44 

44 

FIRST CUCKOO 

Deodato (MCA 491 ) 

46 

45 

BEST OF MICHAEL JACKSON 

( Motown M6 85151) 


46 

BAD LUCK IS ALL 1 HAVE 

Eddie Harris (Atlantic SD 1675) 

48 

47 

THE SOUND OF SUNSHINE 

The Sunshine Band (TK 604) 


48 

SONG FOR MY LADY 

Jon Lucien (Columbia PC 3380 1 ) 

49 

49 

ACID QUEEN 

Tina TurnerlU.A LA495-G) 

36 

50 

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE 
SPARROW 

Merry Clayton (Ode SP 77030) 

50 



PEACHES & CREAM - Buddah record- 
ing artist Melba Moore is shown above 
surrounded by youngsters from Harlem's 
Children's Art Carnival during its fifth an- 
nual street festival and bazaar, Melba 
keeps busy as she is off soon to Paris to 
headline the Olympia Theatre to let 
every Frenchman hear "Peach Melba." 




TENNIS ANYONE? - Aretha Franklin is 
shown above showing off some fine form 
when the First Lady of Soul participated 
in the recent tennis tournament in San 
Diego, The tournament helped raise 
money for the underpriviledged children 
in the San Diego area Besides tennis 
Aretha has a smash single out "Mr. D J. 

( Five for the D J)." 


soul waves 

How important is music research in compiling your weekly survey and if so what kind 
of research do you do? Jim Maddox PD at KDAY feels research is very important 
when you're dealing with a high rotation format. "If you turn your music every now 
and then, research doesn't really play an important role, but if you're playing a lot of 
records it is imperative to keep up on what's goin’ down." Other techniques that Jim 
uses are calling the larger record stores in town to find out what is hot in Los Angeles. 
KDAY also has a request line that logs program requests. Jim doesn’t use the trades 
much, only for national trends because he feels the trades do not reflect L A.'s 
musical tastes. Jim said. "Often times records make a lot of noise in other parts of the 
country and stiff out here. What I try to do is get a concept and feel for the records and 
see if they fit our format and programming." 

Chuck Smith of KKDA in Dallas favors some research but not the traditional kinds. 
Chuck personally spends a lot of time in record stores on Sat. and watches what the 
people are buying to get an idea of what people's tastes are Chuck prefers talking in- 
formally with people rather than doing formal research. 

Chuck believes in playing a lot of music however he said, "With all the product com- 
ing out it gets to the point of what do I play. It's a very difficult position to be in week in 
week out on what is right or wrong. What I try to do is react naturally to records and 
then proceed with my instincts and communication I 've picked up.” 

Robert Scott of KYAC in Seattle feels music research is vital in compiling a survey. 
The way Robert deals with it is keeping on top of the major stores and one-stops in his 
area. Robert feels the one-stops are important because they cover the secondaries. 
Robert also feels request lines are of importance because it is direct communication 
between the audience and the station. Even though the disco scene in the Seattle 
area is not strong Robert still checks out the situation by dropping by once in a while 
to see what is happening musically. The trades and the Gavin report are also impor- 
tant tools that Robert carefully uses to check trends and get closer to the national 
scene Robert also said that the blacks coming into the radio business today are much 
more attuned to doing research because “they are either coming from radio or have 
studied radio in college. Black radio is becoming more and more professional all the 
time " 

Chester Benton, WRAP Norfolk, believes strongly in the value of data from varied 
sources. These include; reports from "major local shops" as well as one stops, chart 
positions in the national trades, disco sheets and surveys from stations in the major 
markets. If a record has a sound compatible with what he feels to be the tastes of his 
market, it can be added as an extra and will move up the survey based on the reaction 
it receives from this starting point. 

Mike Frisby, WDIA Memphis, emphasized the futility of searching for “magic 
formulas" or "secret ingredients" in programming “I have in the last year or so begun 
to rely less on the national trades as a 'bible.' I use them, rather, as a guide, I think 
local research is most important. WDIA stays in contact with stores by phone, and is 
now considering the possibility of a consumer questionnaire to be distributed 
through retailers." 

Richard Steele, PD for daytimer WJPC in Chicago is heavily into research and 
checks with between eight and ten record stores weekly to see what is happening. 
Richard tallies the record on a point basis. Richard also watches the trades very 
closely to see what is happening nationally and also to see what some of the other sta- 
tions are playing. Being a daytimer Richard has to be more selective in what he plays 
because in being a daytimer he doesn't have the latitude in playing a lot of records. 
"Since we're only on half the day, we have to go right on with our music because we 
can't afford to have too many tune-outs.” Richard also added that the disco scene is 
not happening in Chicago and its influence on radio there is minumum. 

Al Parker at WUFO also sees music research as important in keeping on top of 
things. Al is interested in all types of information regarding records because if input 
isn't brought in, it would result in his own personal opinions and not a comprehensive 
musical format. To make sure WUFO stays up with the hits. Al has weekly music meet- 
ings with his jocks to discuss product. "I let them know that they are free to let me 
know what they think. If there is a consensus of opinion about a particular tune, we 
put it on as an extra Besides our station meetings. I check the record stores in the 
area of our signal. I know most of the store owners and make frequent trips to the 
stores to get a bird's-eye view of what's goin' down. On new product which hasn't 
been charted I go by natural feelings and usually I'm wrong nine out of ten times," Al 
laughed "However I do feel that in order to remain on top of the scene that research 
is a must," he said. 

Joe Fischer of WCKO feels that the request lines are his most vital part of research. 
"We are a break-out area and play many new records. We use the trades sparingly 
because we feel it is more important for us to watch and see what records are doing in 
our own area Besides the request lines we check the local record stores weekly and 
have music meetings with our jocks every week also," Joe said. 

Chris Hall over at KATZ m St Louis feels music research is a daily matter. “Unless 
you constantly keep at it you lose the fine edge on what’s happening," he said. "The 
disco situation in St. Louis isn’t that important because what I find is that the people in 
the clubs are very selective in what they dance to." Chris also keeps in very close 
touch with the record stores and the trades. Another area of research that Chris uses 
to help select music is how the record company itself works a record and what kind of 
support it gives the record. “I'm happy to work with all the record companies, but if 
they show little enthusiasm for the product it makes it very hard for me to deal with 
the situation in promoting the new artist or tune," he said. Chris is also very wary of 
phone requests and is careful when gauging this type of information Other 
techniques used by Chris are monitoring other radio stations and jukeboxes in the ci- 
ty Chris said the way the trend is happening in St. Louis lately is either that records 
take off or they don't "It is rare when a record starts slowly and becomes a monster." 
he said Chris feels that through better music research stations will learn better how 
to respond to music. 

Bernie McCain, WHAT Philadelphia: "Research must, of course, be used but we 
can’t base what we play totally on research." His sources are retail reports, statistics 
from major distributors, "promotion people I can trust and rely on." and "past ex- 
perience and gut reaction." As a precise illustration of just what this means. WHAT is 
converting to 90% album play aimed at the adult audience. Alongside each other will 
be names as diverse as John Coltrane. Jerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Carman 
McCrae and Johnny Mathis; "anything or everything that is good and will appease an 
adult audience." 

jess levitt/phil dimauro 


24 


October 1 1 . 1975 



forttmreGortS 


POINTS WEST — Arthur Brown’s single "Fire” has been re-released in England. 

Jose Feliciano is putting in a lot of time on a ton of projects. Jose recently took time 
out from scoring the movie “Aaron Loves Angela” to sit in on Joni Mitchell’s latest. It 
was Jose's distinctive licks that appeared on Mitchell's 1 Free Man In Paris.” 

The Total Experience Recording Studios are back in operation The refurbished 
studios offer modern facilities at reasonable rates. 

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is using Hub’s "Dream For The 
Longest Night" as the theme music for their back east radio program. Hub has donat- 
ed the royalties from that song to the SCLC. 

Is there trouble in paradise? Rumor has it that a member of The Eagles is on the 
high side of dissatisfied and that a possible coupling of said musician with Joe Walsh 
is in the offering. 

In the finest tradition of rockers making an impression Bob Seger's recent 
performance at Cobo Hall was interrupted by the stage doing a breakaway. Oblivious 
to this minor act of God. Seger continued his performance. 



Upcoming from Capitol is a John Lennon greatest hits package entitled "Shaved 
Fish." 

Hot Tuna’s next. "Yellow Fever." had the advantage of having Mallory Earl and 
Steve Malcolm at the controls 

Soon from the Manticore stable will be “Inside The Triangle" by Thee Image. In 
their formative days the band was known to hold practice sessions in various garages 
in the wilds of Rosemead. 

Peter Rowan of The Rowan Bros, is the creative head behind the song "Panama 
Red.” 

Among those putting their hands together at the Toots And The Maytals Roxy show 
were Neil Young and Linda Ronstadt. 

Stevie Wonder’s present recording efforts are being bolstered by the presence of a 
prototype of the Yamaha keyboard. This rarity, only three in existence with two of 
these residing in Japan, was presented to Wonder by Yamaha 

Talk about crowded. Flo and Eddie were joined on stage at The Bottom Line by Kiss 
(in full makeup) and The Hudson Bros. 

Nigel Olsson is presently the focal point of a titanic bidding war. It's been reproted 
that three labels are definitely interested in acquiring Nigel's services away from 
Rocket Records. 

George Carlin will make an appearance on an upcoming Mike Douglas Show. The 
taping is set for Oct. 7. 

Elkie Brooks, late of Vinegar Joe and DaDa. will make her local solo debut Oct. 21 at 
The Roxy. 

Shawn Phillips has pulled up European stakes and is moving back to the United 
States. 

The soon to be erected George Harrison billboard on Sunset Blvd. is being 
described as a major undertaking. 

Currently in the recording stages for TK productions are Timmy Thomas, Jimmy 
Bo’ Horne. Clarence Reid. George and Gwen McCrae and Betty Wright. 

ZZ Top have been selected to Melody Maker's top ten "Brightest Hopes" poll. This 
came as a surprise of sorts as ZZ Top have never toured in England. Others further on 
down the list were Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company. 

Caravan is doing gig duty with Frank Zappa and Renaissance. 

Last Wednesday night's opening at The Starwood by The Undisputed Truth was a 
veritable three ring circus as fifty pounds of glitter, a snake charmer and attending 
members of Led Zeppelin added to the spectorial nature of the proceedings. 

Arranger-conductor Jimmie Haskell has just completed recording collaborations 
with Kenny Rankin. 

Big leapers on this week's album charts are "Extra Texture” by George Harrison (22 
with a bullet). "Wind On The Water" by David Crosby and Graham Nash (48 w'ith a 
bullet). "Alive” by Kiss (93 with a bullet) and "The Disco Kid" by Van McCoy (142 with 
a bullet). 

Barry Manilow at The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Dec. 1 5. 

Look for the surprise of the Yule season to be a disco version of "Silent Night” by 

Elvin Bishop. 

Robert Plant's body is still on the mend 

The musictracks for Jessi Colter's next album were laid down in four days. 

Backstage at the Eagles Anaheim bash were Danny Kootch, J.D. Souther, Carole 
King and Al Kooper. 

Hall and Oates at the Roxy Oct 1 3. 

A very soon from United Artists is the newest by the Electric Light Orchestra 
entitled "Face The Music. 

Conspicuous by their large following at The Troubadour were Hawaii's Cecilio and 
Kapono. 

SHAPIRO SHOTS: Good to the last drop albums are “Jiva” and “Mama’s Pride” and 
the single "White Punks On Dope" by The Tubes. 


EAST COASTINGS — The Bottom Line was the proverbial scene last week as Flo & 
Eddie & co. rolled into town (see review elsewhere in this issue). On opening night, 
the Hudson Brothers came up from the audience to sing back-up on "Happy 
Together," with Kiss doing the same for the second show. The following night, Lou 
Reed accepted the invite to join the lads on stage, resulting in an unusual version of 
"Walk On The Wild Side” and "Happy . . ." Also in evidence was Patti Smith, with pro- 
ducer John Cale, taking a break from their current recording at Electric Lady down 
the street, and Rick Wakeman reportedly made the scene. At one show, the Flying 
Burrito Bros, joined openers Starry Eyed & Laughing for a tune . . . Attendees at 
Wakeman’s Madison Square Garden show this Tues. (7) will get a sneak preview of 
the Wakeman-scored film Lisztomania, with projection handled by Chip Monck. By 
the way, the keyboardsman s show has been trimmed to a basic rock outfit (backing 
band led by A. Holt), and is said to include a couple r&b-styled tunes; also trimmed is 
the golden boy's hair, by about 15”. The Who will take a week off from their sell-out 
English tour, which opened last Friday, so that Roger Daltrey can attend 
"Lisztomania's" opening (Townsend will attend a Maher Baba meeting) . . Dylan’s 
appearance on the PBS John Hammond tribute features "Oh Sister,” “Simple Twist 
Of Fate,” and two takes of "Hurricane." 

NO SMALL FEAT — Little Feat’s next album is called "The Last Record Album"; and 
the Feat’s Lowell George produced Tom Jans first Columbia LP, out this week ... In 
Melody Maker’s music poll mentioned last week, Led Zeppelin copped seven first 
prizes and placed in nine other categories . . On Atlantic's upcoming album release 
schedule we find the intriguing reference to a soundtrack to a film entitled 
"Mahoney’s Last Stand,” with music by Ron Wood and Ronnie Lane; understand the 
flick may never see the light of projection . . . The Tubes have had to postpone their 
Bottom Line dates until early next month they need to construct a five-foot extension 
for the stage to accomodate the act, plus a new sound system is needed to prevent 
the feedback the extension will promote . . . Speaking of A&M, the label has signed 
the Pep Boys (formerly Dubonettes) from Washington, D C.; first LP produced by Nils 
Lofgren, with music in the Stones/Faces realm of activity . . Hot Chocolate are finally 



going to tour here in Nov.; hear it's an AWB-type show . . . 

MORE DISK — Drummer extraordinaire Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson) is in the 
studio with Pavlov's Dog, providing the backbone for their next . . . New Queen album 
is called "A Night At The Opera." while Roxy Music have chosen "Siren" for theirs . . 
From the brothers Warner: the upcoming Jimi Hendrix LP will be called "Blue Sky 
Days," not "Midnight Lightning;” also due shortly — "Best Of The Faces,” a Zappa/ 
Beefheart/Mothers effort called “Bongo Fury," Van Dyke Parks’ “Clang Of The 
Yankee Reaper " and Dr. Demento’s Greatest Hits Peter Frampton’s live LP 
scheduled for Nov release, may be delayed due to increasing action on his current 
"Frampton” set . By the way, it's rumored that a record company (Columbia) has 
gotten on the Dr. Feelgood case Andrew Gold, Linda Ronstadt’s guitarist/ar- 
ranger, will have his own LP soon . Has Atlantic signed Mike Douglas (of TV fame)? 

STAR NEWS — Working on an LP in Memphis is Big Star’s Alex Chilton, with not- 
able rock scribe producing . . When the VW bus gets too small — pictured herein is 
the prototypical rock entourage complete with tractor-trailer, in this case the 
Jefferson Starship & co . . . A group called Target seems to be making waves with a 
few labels checking it out Justin Hayward & John Lodge, aka the Bluejays, embark 
on a British tour shortly . Russ Ballard has packed in forming his own touring band 
for now and will have session musicians on his newLP 

GET DOWN, ME BONNIE — When the Bay City Rollers arrived in New York last 
week (with appropriate press people), they wanted to see Harlem, Driving down 
125th St., their big limo. was stopped by suspicious men in blue, who. upon learning 
the identity of those in the vehicle, proceeded to escort them through the street with 
sirens blaring down to the station house to greet the officers — fans, everyone. 

BACK TO BASICS — In the role of Bronk for CBS-TV. Jack Palance has adopted the 
harmonica as his trademark (a la Kojak’s lollipop); no special training was required, as 
he was already an accomplished mouth organ man . Howard Stein has patched up 
his differences with the Ticketron agency and is again using the outfit to sell tix for his 
shows . Happy Birthday to Laserium, the "cosmic laser concert” that has been run- 
ning for a year this week at Hayden Planetarium; it's played to over 300,000 New 
Yorkers and a million and a half nationally . . Joan Armatrading is coming to the Bot- 
tom Line . . Group to watch — the new KGB (MCA) — Bloomfield. Goldberg. Ken- 
nedy, Grech & Appice . . . bob kaus 


The new single from Spirit is entitled "Holy Man.” Their upcoming album is entitled 
"Son Of Spirit.' The single is a byproduct fo Randy California’s mind. 

There's a sign over the Old World Restaurant on Sunset Blvd. that is the truest 
words ever laid to billboard. 

marc shapiro 



picks of the week 


cash box insight&sound 


ELTON JOHN (MCA 40461 ) 

Island Girl (3:46) (Big Pig/Leeds/ASCAP — E John, B Taupin) 

Nobody can equal E J. at his uptempo rocking craft, and this Jamaican-flavored 
mover features slippery slide work, feather-light vocals and marimba tracks behind a 
solid top ten beat Twelve-string work and a big bottom should send this track straight 
to the top. What else is new? Flip: Sugar On The Floor (4:31). 

DIANA ROSS ( Motown M1377F) 

Theme From Mahogany (3:19) (Jobete/Screen Gems-Columbia/BMI — M Masser, G 
Goffin) 

All of Diana Ross’s vocal talents are expressed in the moving ballad from the Ber- 
rey Gordy film “Mahogany,” Rich luscious strings and piano flowing in the back- 
ground while one of today's most beautiful voices caresses each word and phrase 
simply but with deep sensitivity. Diana has come up with a song that will become a 
memorable classic. Flip: No One'sGonna Be A Fool Forever (3:18). 

THE TUBES (A&M 1 733-S) 

’White Punks On Dope (3:30) (Pseudo Songs — Evans. Spooner, Steen) 

Pounding rock epic in technicolor and wide-screen from the premiere west coast 
contribution to rock-and-spectacle. The lyric theme, tongue-in-cheek, has to do, of 
course, with numb tongues and cheeks. A definite original, tight sound. Movies are 
better than ever. Flip: No info, available 

HOT CHOCOLATE (Big Tree BT 1 6047) 

You Sexy Thing (3:30) (Finchley/ASCAP — Brown, Wilson) 

Hot Chocolate has a fine ear for commercial ity, folding a coiled-and-ready bassline 
associated with Lou Reed into the unexpected, wide-open vocal approach of a Steely 
Dan. Producer Mickie Most ties together reggae (congas, steel drums) and very ef- 
fective strings forone of the better singles in weeks. Flip: Amazing Skin Song (4:04). 

JACKSON SISTERS (Polydor PD 14293) 

’When Your Love Is Gone (2:26) (Bushka/ASCAP — S Bristol, K Bristol, J Bristol, J. 
Bristol, Jr.) 

Where have these girls been hiding"? Soulful shuffle sound that simply comes out 
great We re all figuring this to be a big big break for the Jackson Sisters, produced by 
Johnny Bristol, written by same. Whew, this is truly a find. Flip: No info available 

ALICE COOPER (Atlantic 45-3298) 

Welcome To My Nightmare (2:44) (Ezra/Early Frost/BMI — Cooper, Wagoner) 

Title cut from A.C.’s recent road show, TV special and LP, so this track has had lots 
of exposure Close enough in intimate vocal terms to show the artist's ability to 
translate feelings into words, while retaining enough bass and brass to cross the road 
and cut into the disco market. Flip: No info, available 

CECILIO & KAPONO (Columbia 3-1 0223) 

Goodnight And Good Morning (2:45) (Chappell/Young Ideas/ASCAP — D Hall, J 
Oates) 

A soaring theme for a stupendous team of singers from Hawaii that are bound for 
intense heights in the recording industry Irresistible harmonies and heavy, heavy 
energy. Although their somewhat eclectic sound captures the best of several other 
professionals, it would do Cecilio & Kapono an injustice to compare them Suffice to 
say they are original and good with a capital “G." Pop charts. Flip: No info, available 

THE OSMONDS (MGMM 14831) 

I’m Still Gonna Need You (3:17) (Mafundi/Unichappell/BMI — Bullock. Preyer, 
Ingersoll, Solomon) 

A gentle rain of song from the Osmonds. Old story of love lost taken, this time, with 
a grain of salt — the rational answer . . 'when you make up your mind, sweetheart, I’ll 
still be here " Sweet, full, flowing harmonies to capture all the young hearts. Ladies' 
choice Flip: No info, available 

ELVIS PRESLEY (RCA JA 10401) 

Bringing It Back (2:58) (Silverline/BMI — G. Gordon) 

A two-sided choice for AM programmers. Rather large productions for Elvis who 
brings them off in style, harmonizing with himself We wonder if either of these tunes 
are autobiographical — although he didn’t write them, he delivers them like he’s very 
close to the story especially Pieces Of My Life,” the 3:59 flipside 

TONY ORLANDO & DAWN (Arista AS 01 56) 

Skybird (3:30) (Dramatis/New York Times/BMI — B Roberts, C B Sager) 

Smooth ballad for Tony and the girls, depicting the plight of a flighty love Acoustic 
guitars, chimelike electric piano and swelling strings at the building points. Title cut 
from their Arista LP, "Skybird. Flip: That’s The Way A Wallflower Grows (2:57). 

SERGIO MENDES (Elektra E-45283-A) 

Emorio(Eh-Mo-Ree-Oh)(3:10) (Elektra/Rodra/BMI — G. Gil, J. Donato) 

Emorio. according to the vocal clues, is a prayer of sorts, The tune itself is an an- 
swer to the prayer. Replete with Brazilian beat, flighty flute and taca-taca-taca singing 
from Sergio himself. If you like dancing, you’ll love "Emorio.” Same with listening or 
singing along M-M-M Good. Flip: No info, available 

STATUS QUO (Capitol P 41 25) 

Down Down (2:46) (Duchess/Shawbury/BMI — Rossi, Young) 

Large rhythm guitar production a la Pete Townshend. Very sweeping, pulling the 
listener into a vocal chorus in peak George Harrison style until the last moment when 
it picks up into a gallop and threatens to carry you off with it. Flip: Bye Bye Johnny 

(3:29). 

ANITA KERR (RCA JB 10388) 

The Masterpiece (2:40) (September/ASCAP — J. J Moret, P Parnes) 

Bright drive-time music from the Anita Kerr bunch Little accompaniment needed 
until the vocal break, as the singers doot-doo an identical twin to the Swingle sound 
through this BBC-PBS-TV “Masterpiece Theatre” theme Reminiscent of a pageant 
on a British green outside the Old Globe Theatre Christmas also comes to mind — 
guaranteed to bring you up. Flip: At Seventeen (4:24). 


Mirabai: Behind Music Eyes 

Music at its most unfettered mirrors consciousness and a self seeking desperation 

It's singing questionable songs on a Berkeley streetcorner and having two bits and 
a dynamint in your hat at day’s end. It’s calming a hell's angel in a crowded bar and 
having him return clean shaven the next day to thank you 

And finally it’s a girl in an asylum reading you a poem at whose end you marvel at 
why she’s on the side of the bars she’s on It is the world of mind and soul. And of 
Mirabai 

Music and Mirabai are by no means a chance meeting. There isn't the expected- 
ness of big bucks and stardom in Mirabai’s reply There is something else though. 
Honesty Looseness 

"I'm into music because I couldn't honestly do anything else But it goes further 
than that. You might say performing is in my blood. It’s just one of those things that 
you know you wouldn't be happy or successful doing anything else." 

But the effectiveness of Mirabai’s music goes further than commitment There's an 
aura about her presence on stage that gets to people in an unusual way. Not so much 
in the "music hath charms to soothe the savage beast" routine; but there is something 
about her rendition of "Determination" that almost spiritually gets people where they 
live This hold. Mirabai claimed, was not as mysterious as some people were given to 
believe. 



"Sure the music I’m doing is something special. It’s special because of the reactions 
people have to it People don't come onto the music I do because of any performing 
tricks on my part. It's something they’re seeing in my music that they aren't seeing 
anywhere else.” 

In a music community where new influences and techniques are being discovered 
daily, it would seem a brash statement indeed to equate one's music as head and 
shoulders above the quality of the rest So the obvious pary to Marabai's thrust would 
seem what is it she gives people that they're not getting in other music? 

"I'm not really sure. I think it has something to do with the fact that I’m not all that in- 
fluenced by other people’s music This non-influencing thing is especially true of the 
radio People have this non-radio dimension in them that the people putting out 
music tend to overlook. It’s like being starved and only getting half enough to eat. So, 
consequently, I changed my writing style to give people something in music that the 
radio just couldn't give them " 

Mirabai's statement for flying in the face of commerciality would seem the biting 
the hand that feeds you remark to end all. But. in reality, it is a statement born of what 
is important in music and life. It's having priorities and respect for what an audience 
wants and needs from a performer as opposed to what, often times, they’re forced to 
accept 

"An artist has a tremendous effect on the audience. First you set a performing at- 
mosphere for them and then you use your music to take them on a trip That’s what 
pretty much changed my music around from the more "acceptable” forms. It got to a 
point in my life where the idea of having a successful music career with nothing 
creative and total to show for it at the end just wasn’t worth it. So I changed to what I’m 
doing now." 

The conversion of Mirabai from a mere singer to a performer of consciousness 
was not one of those "and then the clouds opened up” numbers. It was a gradual re- 
alization derived from a lot of time spent in a lot of clubs. On the coasts and 
elsewhere 

1 The change pretty much came about when I was working the club circuit on the 
east coast You know the routine; six sets a night and pass the hat At that time it was 
just a matter of walking down the street and hearing all kinds of music coming from 
the clubs and the street. I used to hear all kinds of music going down and pretty much 
took in these influences. But one day I decided to write something on my own and it 
occured to me that the whole concept of a musician and his music as art was a little 
off. So. in order to get a clear perspective on what I wanted to do. I put out of my mind 
all the precnceived ideas of music I had and went from there." 

And it is this very feel for music that has carried over to Mirabai’s performing 
stance To combat the expectedness and predictability that can, in turn, lead to jaded- 
ness Mirabai has unleashed the double barreled stage presence of honesty and unex- 
pectedness 

"You can t bluff an audience If you're singing a song about love you damn well bet- 
ter have an honest feel for what you're singing or the audience is going to know it's 
put on. I base my entire show on the element of not being predictable. It isn’t 
technically perfect. It has nothing you would expect a show to have and, in a sense, it 
works in my favor. As a result it has the effect of people experiencing something dif- 
ferent and getting off on it ” 

The fine line that separates creativity from hackdom goes hand in hand with the 
question of sanity. I mean why knock yourself out in the music and arts when you can 
haul down big bucks digging ditches. Is the creative person really sane? 

"You don't have to be abnormal to be creative. Its just a matter of having the talent 
and the courage to use it If you’re afraid to use your talent then it will destroy you If 
you use it you succeed It's a matter of taking a chance or not taking a chance " 

Taking a chance The singer on the Berkeley street The girl in the asylum 
Through Mirabai and her music the consciousness had come full circle. 

marc shapiro 


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October 1 1 , 1975 



picks of the week 


THE GRATEFUL DEAD ! United Artists GD-XW71 8-Y) 

The Music Never Stopped (3:14) (Ice Nine/ASCAP —Weir, Barlow) 

The Dead have held out for a long time before getting down to an AM-type single, 
and it looks like this is finally it. From the more commercial side of their “Blues For Al- 
lah" LP Given the nature of the group's dedication and lengthy live performances, 
"The Music Never Stops, “might be more apropos, but this is close enough to satisfy 
the legion of Dead Heads who will follow the guys anywhere. Flip: No info, available, 

JIMMY WITHERSPOON (Blue Note BN-XW716-Y) 

Pearly Whites (2:50) (Wiffle Diffle/BMI — S. Gold, J J Witherspoon) 

What a cut 1 Blues from the Spoon, in the you-break-my-heart-l'll-show-you-what 
vein. Only the best from the man who told us "Love Is A Five-Letter Word (Spelled M- 
O-N-E-Y)." Most unique lyrics since “Aloha Luie" by Michelle Phillips, Flip: No info, 
available 

GARY TOMS EMPIRE (Pickwick Int i PIP 6509) 

Drive My Car (3:07) (Maclen/BMI — Lennon, McCartney) 

Get up, stand up to this new one by the Gary Toms Empire. GTE has taken the old 
Beatle hit and put a tiger in its tank. Horns, whistles, and super funky brass make this 
the special type of disco record that should make this an across the board smash. This 
shoot-em-up single will be a five star monster. Flip: The New Empire (3:51 ). 

TOUCH OF CLASS (Midland Int i JH 10393) 

I’m In Heaven - Part 1 (3:00) (Diagonal & Steals Bros./BMI — M Steals, M Steals) 
Fasten your teeth, soul fans, it looks like, another supergroup in the making. 
Everything about this production sounds like a hit — a great mix of thudding drum, 
strong strings and velvet vocals which are bright, young and right on top of those 
notes. No rush, just a little chunk of heaven itself. Flip: No info, available. 

JAMES BROWN (Polydor PD 14295) 

Superbad, Superslick Part I (4:04) (Dynatone/Belinda/Unichappell/BMI — J Brown) 
The Godfather of Soul. Mr James Brown has the uncanny sense to know what's 
happening in today's music His latest single gets down to the get down. This finger 
popping, party hardy tune features a great trombone solo. James Brown has come up 
with another 'bad' tune. Flip: No info, available. 

MAUREEN McGOVERN ( 20th Century TC 2234) 

Love Songs Are Getting Harder To Sing (2:54) (Senor/ASCAP A Tucker H David 
J Serrett. A Hamilton) 

Sometimes a change in direction can be dangerous, but true artists realize it's the 
only thing inevitable in life and the only way to stay fresh. Maureen has turned 180 
degrees away from her former image physically and vocally, meeting the challenge 
squarely. Not your hard 1 Bloody Morning After" moralistic message, but a lithe, light 
feminine stance that reflects happy refinement. AM, mor. Flip: No info, available. 

HAGOOD HARDY (Capitol P-41 56) 

The Homecoming (2:29) (ATV/BMI -H Hardy) 

Close your eyes and imagine the beginning of anything beautiful: a sunrise, a walk 
in the forest, holding someone dear. Now combine all of it and you get the feelings 
Canadian composer Hagood Hardy captures with this relaxed, secure instrumental. 
Flip: No info, available 

TIMI YURO (Playboy 6050-A) 

Southern Lady (2:57) (Landers Roberts/April/ASCAP — M Hazelwood) 

This country ballad shows strong evidence of crossing over to mor stations. Fine ar- 
rangement, influenced with strings, horns, and great backup vocal tracks. Timi really 
performs on this down-home tune produced by Andi Di Martino. Go with it, mor’s! 
Flip: No info, available 

SHA NA NA (Kama Sutra KA 604) 

Shanghaied (2:45) (American Broadcasting/ Artie Wayne/ASCAP — Bottler, Wayne) 
Sha Na Na puts behind its duck-tailed fifties frivolity and steps into some slick(er) 
contemporary rock, putting sea-sickness to rest once and for all. The tune is about the 
proposition of being shanghaied onto the ship of love — almost as salty as being 
sucked under the pier by a wave. Good change for Sha Na Na. Flip: No info, available. 


DWIGHT TWILLEY BAND ( Shelter SR 40450) 

You Were So Warm (2:26) (Tarka/ASCAP — D Twilley) 

Bright, full guitar, basic melody lending itself to soft, close vocal harmony. Lead 
break isn't overdone, plays it simple, like the rest of this rock ballad. Good — simplici- 
ty isoften the hardestthing to achieve. Easy rock. Flip: Sincerely (2:00). 


FLEETWOOD MAC (Reprise RPS 1 339) 

Over My Head (3:17) (Rockhopper/ASCAP - McVie) 

You can never tell where Fleetwood Mac is going to come from next — and in our 
estimation that's a good sign. Versatility is again demonstrated with a boiling rhythm 
subtly driving a soft McCartney-like vocal, shaded by organ and sweet, answering 
harmony. Kick back with this. Flip: No info, available. 


THE CRUSADERS (ABC Blue Thumb BTA 267) 

Creole (3:15) (Four Knights/BMI — W Felder) 

Everybody jazzes it up, trading mellow riffs on this funky catwalk. Sax, guitars, syn- 
thesizer and syncopated piano laying on definitive Crusaderstyle. Flip: No info, 
available. 


BE BOP DELUXE (Harvest P 41 51 ) 

Maid In Heaven (2:24) (Beachwood/BMI — B Nelson) 

A formidable hard rocker with a very accessible descending, recurring bass-lead 
hookline highlighting a memorable melody Together harmonies, overall good musi- 
cianship for this English group produced by Roy Thomas Baker who also produced 
Queen Flip: No info, available. 


Freddy Fender (ABC Dot DOA 1 7585) 

Secret Love (3:35) (Warner Bros./ASCAP F Fain, P F Webster) 

Freddy sounds a little like a tenor Nat King Cole on this piano-oriented standard. A 
change up for the hero of Tex-Mex. It may be hard to keep. Flip: No info, available. 

CHILLIWACK (Sire SAA 720) 

If You Want My Love (3:58) (Doraflo & Makers/BMI — Henderson, Turney) 

Shades of Neil Young. An ominous, high-placed vocal starts off in the distance and 
stalks the listener until the moment of truth is reached. Then it lunges with definite 
bite, returns to the all-knowing calm of the dark and comes at you again. Flip: No info, 
available 

FRANKIE VALLI (Private Stock PS 45,043) 

Our Day Will Come (3:58) (Almo/Shamley/ASCAP — B Hilliard, M Garson) 

More of Valli's natural voice, clothed in the garb of a fine-wine standard aimed at 
the discos. Minimum use of strings on top as the artist’s cutting sound and super-fine 
alto sax provides that icing that balances out the broad bottom indiginous to disco 
dance depots. Flip: No info, available. 

'WES BRYAN (Ranwood R 1 038) 

One Summer Night (2:28) (Melody Lane/BMI — P. Webb) 

This fifties-styled doo-wop ballad is as sensitively and innocently delivered as if it 
were recorded in Bristol. Pa. in 1959! Only the slightest hint of modern string ar- 
rangements and piano stylings give away its modernity. Wes has got a fine talent for 
putting across this love song that could send adolescent America out of the discos 
and back into backseats where they belong! Flip: To Be Alone (2:50). 

THE ELEVENTH HOUSE FEATURING LARRY CORYELL (Arista ASDJ 01 54) 

Some Greasy Stuff (3:02) (Mouzon/ASCAP — A Mouzon) 

Disco dynamite with Larry Coryell's Joe Walsh-influenced lead guitar providing a 
not-so-slow fuse. It could be the fourth of July with whining synthesizers, burning 
brass and percussion that threatens to blow your body apart. Flip: No info, available 

GARY STEWART ( RCA JH 10351) 

Flat Natural Born Good-Timin’ Man (2:47) (Forrest Hi lls/BM I — G Stewart) 

Slide guitars, honky-tonk lyrics, shimmering voice like early Elvis at times singing 
good-time party tune for Saturday night. Could easily hear this on the AM radio as 
well as jukeboxes. Flip: No info, available. 

BLACKBERRY WINTER (Chamus BW 1 01 ) 

Answers (3:1 1 ) (Chamus/BMI -R Sharp) 

“Answers" opens like a visit to Captain Nemo's pipe organ chamber and segues in- 
to a growing message-ballad delivered in the style of Todd Rundgren from his Nazz 
period, crossed with middle Chicago. The lyrics are occasionally cumbersome, but 
the overall performance more than makes up for that. Flip: The Aging (5:26). 

THE EARLS (Columbia 3-1 0225) 

Goin’ Uptown (3:00) (Fig and Frac/City Island/Plibby/BMI — J Fracasse. L 
Figueiredo, P diFranco, N Dolph) 

A disco dancer utilizing names of different r&b artists and their sounds in order to 
build the lyric content: “Sly and the Stone/gonna take you higher/Ohio Players/gon- 
na light your fire " Very clever. Drums straight from jungleland. Flip: No info, avail- 
able 

KYU SAKAMOTO (EMI P4150) 

Elimo (3:17) (Beechwood/BMI — T Yoshida. O Okamoto, P Robinson. H Kuwa- 
shima) 

It's b^en an even dozen years since Kyu Sakamoto became the only Japanese artist 
to ever make the number one position on Cash Box charts, with “Sukiyaki " Now. in 
honor of the first visit to the United States by a Japanese Emperor — Hirohito — Kyu 
puts forth a “followup," in the form of "Elimo," a delicate pressing of harmonies in the 
ballad mode, translating like origami paper art. Flip: Why (3:03). 

MONA MARSHALL (Skylight 103) 

Valentino (3:45) (Godspell/Songs Of Sunshine/ ASCAP) 

Mona Marshall is a newcomer on a collision course with starry success if she can 
keep coming up with the right material. Her first effort deals with the emotional story 
of a young girl who fell in love with Rudolf Valentino, having acted a bit part with him 
before he became a star . . . she grows into spinsterhood, replaying the teary dream in 
her mind. A showtune of mor proportions. Classic melody line Flip: Turn On The 
World (2:45). 

JEF JAISUN (Warner Bros. WBS 8142) 

Friendly Neighborhood Narco Agent (3:02) (J. Jaisun/Eastern Pac. Comm. /Steamboat 
Gothic/BMI — J.Jaisun) 

Folk-rap-novelty after Arlo Guthrie, into the realm of High Times, onto the next Dr. 
Demento LP. up to your most paranoid fantasies and probably under surveilance. 
Progressive FM. Flip: No info, available. 

MARK JAMES (Mercury 7371 8) 

Moody Blue (2:43) (Screen Gems-Columbia/Sweet Glory/BMI — M. James) 

Simple keyboards and rolling saxophone lay a trampoline foundation for this 
bouncing tune which sounds a bit like Gilbert O'Sullivan at times Flip: Wrong Kind Of 
Love (2:27). 

JOHN AGAR (Tin Plates 1008) 

Big Ole Mama (2:45) (Ken Chiles/BMI — J. Farrell) 

Not the John Agar from “Attack Of The Puppet People" — but close. This record is 
so adolescently low-down that it drew laughs (snickers) from some quarters of the of- 
fice. After looking for a whoopee cushion I sat down to warn juke box programmers to 
save aside a spot for "Big Ole Mama." Barrooms will bear the brunt which is good: 
heavy drinkers are familiar with kaopectate (this record grabs you by the bowels). 
Flip: Let Me Sleep With You Once More 


album reviews 


pop picks 




2ND ANNIVERSARY - Gladys Knight And The 
Pips — Buddah BDS 5639 - Producer: Eugene 
McDaniels — List: 6.98 

When it gets down to the crux of soul, the 
voice is the thing. All the best musical intentions 
don't mean a thing if the voice ain't right. Hence 
“2nd Anniversary" and one of the most feeling 
set of pipes in the business, Gladys Knight. 
Gladys and The Pips' skillful blending of soul and 
pop gets an effective airing as the likes of 
“Money” and “You And Me Against The World" 
shows the various levels of feel the group is 
capable of injecting into a song. “2nd An- 
niversary" is proof positive that music gets better 
with age 

SPLIT COCONUT - Dave Mason - Columbia PC 
33698 - Producer: Dave Mason and Bruce Bot- 
nick - List: 6.98 

The musical talent that is Dave Mason has 
taken on a decidedly tropical gloss on "Split 
Coconut." The basic lyrical and instrumental 
drive remains intact but the sheath of island 
quality adds a much welcomed touch of move to 
each composition. The tri-genre attack combines 
an intelligent series of pop, rock and blues num- 
bers in a clear, resonant way as Mason’s vocals 
and playing make for a music natural. Top cuts 
include “Split Coconut” and “Two Guitar Lov- 
ers.” "Split Coconut” is a giant Dave Mason step 
forward. 

FLYING AGAIN - The Flying Burrito Bros. - 
Columbia PC 33817 - Producer: Norbert Putnam 
and Glen Spreen — List: 6.98 

The mating of country and pop has always 
been a tricky matchup. Trying for the perfect 
balance of both can lead, often times, to too 
much of one or not enough of the other. On "Fly- 
ing Again" The Flying Burrito Bros, give a first 
class example of how it should be done. All cuts 
benefit from a solid pedal steel backing while 
some tight lead runs add just the right amount of 
pop and blues to the mix. The singing is loose 
but not sloppy, with the overall results pointing 
to “Flying Again" as the perfect union of musical 
minds. 

JIVA — Jiva — Dark Horse SP 22003 - Producer: 
Stewart Levine — List: 6.98 

This album is an amalgamation of many 
musical beginnnings. Within its songs Jiva have 
managed to take the best of latin, rhythm and 
blues and a spacey sort of pop sounding and 
combined them into a highly acceptable listen. 
The group's forays into existential derivatives of 
the blues and easy listen ballads are 
spearheaded by economic use of gritty vocals 
and an instrumental workout on a par with a well 
oiled machine. Top cuts include "Something's 
Goin' Oh Inside L A " and “Don't Be Sad." Jiva 
means “to breathe." This record does. 

STEALIN’ HOME - Babe Ruth - Capitol ST - 
11451 - Producer: Steve Rowland - List: 6.98 

"Stealin' Home" is a collection of music that 
avoids a label at all costs. To be sure Babe Ruth 
is more than versed in the accoutrements of rock 
and pop but running through these basic drives 
is dimension and substance. The bottom line of 
melody and futuristic fill makes this a music you'll 
think about as well as listen to. Top cuts include 
"Fascination," "Can You Feel It" and "It'll Hap- 
pen In Time." "Stealin' Home" by Babe Ruth 
that succeeds on the obvious levels before turn- 
ing its attention to something much more impor- 
tant. 

LARGER THAN LIFE - Freddie King - RSO SO 
4811 - Producer: Mike Vernon - List: 6.98 

The classic twelve bar blues progressions 
have become the holy grail to many musicians. A 
lot of them can play the blues but few can 
personify the true sweat and dues of the genre. 
On "Larger Than Life" by Freddie King we bear 
witness to one who can. King's stabs of guitar 
sound, punctuated by a believable slice of dues 
paying vocals makes this a dimensional outing 
into a music that's been with us since time im- 
memorial. Top cuts include "You Can Run But 
You Can t Hide” and "The Things I Used To Do." 
“Larger Than Life” is the blues as it should be. 




MAN-CHILD - Herbie Hancock - Columbia PC 
33812 - Producer: David Rubinson and Herbie 
Hancock - List: 6.98 

Along the waves of progressive music, 
especially that which is keyboard inspired, the 
tendency toward the basic and jagged is rare It 
is that very inclusion that makes Herbie Han- 
cock's "Man-Child" such an enjoyable listen 
Throughout Hancock's running in outer space 
bridges are fills of a most down to earth nature 
that stand alone as well as a supplement to the 
other worldly sounds. Top embodiments of 
sound include "Sun Touch" and "Heartbeat." 
"Man-Child" is a grown-up sound that maintains 
that spark of new born. 

CHEWING PINE - Leo Kottke - Capitol ST 11446 
- Producer: Denny Bruce - List: 6.98 

The acoustic guitar in the hands of Leo Kottke 
is a joy to behold. It sings. It moves. It lives On 
"Chewing Pine” the mastery of Kottke and his in- 
strument combine with an earthy naturalness of 
vocals to produce a series of together ballads 
and uptempo numbers The range of Kottke's 
tools goes from majestic to haunting to good 
time with a strong sense of dimension and 
purpose Top listens include "Grim To The Brim" 
and a professional rendering of Procol Harum's 
"Power Failure." "Chewing Pines” is a real music 
statement 

DRIVE ON - Mott - Columbia PC 33705 - 
Producer: Mott - List: 6.98 

The time honored tradition of rock and crafted 
orchestrated backings that was Mott The Hoople 
is carried on in form fitting fashion on "Drive On.” 
The surviving nucleus of the aforementioned act 
lays down the classic rock and roll bashabout as 
the subdued use of strings and piano plays off 
the basic raunch in total manner. The dual axe 
progressions of Ray Major and Nigel Benjamin 
lay bare the core of the rock animal with a 
positive musical wrath. “Drive On” by Mott is all 
the good things about a hard musical attack. 

WE’RE NO ANGELS — Dudes — Columbia PC 
33577 — Producer: MarkSpector - List: 6.98 

There’s been a whole lot of musical cross 
pollination of late with the consensus being what 
could possibly come next Well, if you can im- 
agine the offspring of Sweet and The Average 
White Band you should have no trouble getting 
into "We’re No Angels" by The Dudes. The 
band's sound, resplendent in a mid-sixties coat, 
derives a pop tainted gust of rhythm and blues 
wind that makes the songs fresh while not 
blanketing the obvious influences. "We’re No 
Angels” by The Dudes is the first unabashed at- 
tempt at taking the past and making something 
totally new out of it. 

I’M THE FIDDLE MAN - Papa John Creach - 
Buddah BDS 5649 - Producer: Eddie Martinez - 
List: 6.98 

Pappa John Creachs bow arcing across fiddle 
is more than an act of musician and instrument 
interacting. It’s musical rainbow that reflects 
ideas and progressions far and above the usual 
"I'm The Fiddle Man" is just such an exercise as 
Creach s professional backing unit provides the 
base for extensive outings in the realm of 
raucous and laidback. Top listens include "I 
Know Where I'm Goin'" and “I’m The Fiddle 
Man " If ever a man's rise to stardom was a valid 
one. "I'm The Fiddle Man" proves Papa John 
Creach such a case in point 

ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR - David Essex - 
Columbia PC 33813 - Producer: Jeff Wayne - 
List: 6.98 

Of late few have aspired to the consummate 
pop sound with the fervor of David Essex. His 
very career has been predicated on the concept 
of all the right musical parts coming together as 
something entertaining "All The Fun Of The 
Fair" continues this assault as Essex's monolithic 
vocals strike the proper stature in a series of pop 
anthems. Top cuts include "All The Fun Of The 
Fair," "Won t Get Burned Again" and "Here It 
Comes Again " "All The Fun Of The Fair" is 
David Essex doing what he does best. 


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October 1 1 , 1975 


cash box/album reviews 



THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND LIVE 

- Atlantic SD 18148 — Producer: Mountain 
Records - List: 6.98 

An Alex Harvey show is the kind of perform- 
ance that will either turn you off to rock and roll 
forever or make you a confirmed addict. Based 
on this captured in the raw showcase there's go- 
ing to be a lot of converts to the latter. Harvey's 
off beat approach to lyrical and stage presence is 
the perfect vehicle for his hard as nails musical 
attack with the combination of the two getting a 
representative airing on this disk. Back when 
Alex Harvey was young parents didn't have 
anything to warn their kids about. This album is 
Harvey's legacy to upcoming generations. 

LIFE IS SHORT. BUT ITS WIDE - Maxine Sellers 

- Capitol ST 11436 - Producer: Nikolas K. Venet 

- List 6.98 

Maxine Sellers is a backwoods woman in the 
finest musical sense. Her plaintive and emo- 
tional vocals make for a music that reaches out 
and grabs you by the lapels. This quiet yet hard 
vengence is displayed to its best advantage on 
"Life Is Short. But It's Wide." Sellers' "blues for 
breakfast" singing stance proves the perfect 
vehicle for a series of torchy ballads and some 
downright pure blues. This album is a to-the- 
point collection that points to Maxine Sellers as a 
singer all too streetwise. 


SHE AND I - Gap Mangione - A&M SP 3407 — 
Producer: Gap Mangione - List: 6.98 

The Mangione family has long been synono- 
mous with good music and. based on "She And I" 
by Gap, this assumption will continue. 
Mangione's mastery of various keyboard instru- 
ments plays an important tonal part in the pro- 
ceedings as his constant jazzical foundation 
leads into some fine improvisational moments. 
The starkness of licks is punctuated by some tell- 
ing latin points while Mangione's solo forays are 
logical and not overbearing. "She And I" by Gap 
Mangione is being progressive on an intelligent 
level. 


GIVE ’EM HELL, HARRY! - Original Soundtrack 
- United Artists UA LA 504-H2 - Producer: Al 
Ham - List: 7:98 

All the strength and acting forcefulness that 
have made the stage play and film version so 
great come to light in another dimension in this 
two record soundtrack package. James Whit- 
more's thoroughly professional outing as Harry 
Truman is shown off in its finest light in various 
confrontations and expositions. Of particular ef- 
fectiveness is Whitmore's oratory surrounding 
Wake Island "Give 'Em Hell Harry" is more than 
a soundtrack. It's a recorded slice of history in 
human form 


BANDIT - Bandit - ABC ABCD 918 - Producer: 
Bob Monaco - List: 6.98 

This album is going to bring to mind a whole lot 
of things; all of them pure. On "Bandit" all the 
rock and blues licks do surprising double duty as 
the licks and hard as nails progressions stand at 
once distinct as well as maintaining a musical 
part of the whole. Vocals are appropriately plain- 
tive and aggressive while a professional use of 
strings enhances the proceedings. Top cuts in- 
clude "Midnite Rider." "Any Other Man But Me" 
and “Evil Woman "Bandit" is rock and roll at its 
distinctive best. 


ARTFUL DODGER - Artful Dodger - Columbia 
PC 3381 1 — producer: Jack Douglas — List: 6.98 

"Artful Dodger" is rock and roll but not in the 
brash, hard as nails way we've come to expect. 
Beneath the basic drive of the music the band 
has crafted a solid melodic line of pop that mixes 
well with the earnest nature of the group's 
vocals. There's stretch out room within each 
composition as the band proves well versed in 
fills and instrumental bridges. Top cuts include 
"You Know It's Alright" and "Things I'd Like To 
Do Again." "Artful Dodger” is a careful auger of 
rock and pop that shows what happens when a 
band gets down and does it. 


pop picks 


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THE EYES OF AN ONLY CHILD - Tom Jans - 
Columbia PC 33699 - Producer: John Haeny and 
Tom Jans - List: 6.98 

Tom Jans is a teller of tales. Coursing through 
his songs are tales of loves, survival and all the 
tangents of the ongoing process of living. "The 
Eyes Of An Only Child" continues the pattern as 
the simplicity of instrument and the sincerity of 
Jans' vocals serve to magnify and bring to 
prominance even the most fleeting of thought. 
Top listens in this musical real world include 
"Once Before I Die," "Lonely Brother” and "The 
Lonesome Way Back When." "The Eyes Of An 
Only Child" is the introspective moment that 
never ends. 


f MAMA’S PRIDE — Mama’s Pride - Atco SD 
36-122 - Producer: Arif Mardin — List 6.98 

The country-rock idiom, over the years, has 
proven a jumping off point to many and varied 
music expressions. Some opt for the blues while 
others feel more comfortable in whisky stained 
rock. Take these two influences, add some laid- 
back ballads and you pretty much get where 
"Mama’s Pride" is at. The dabbling in these dif- 
ferent areas has come up with a triple header 
strong sound as the tightness of music and the 
conviction of vocals makes this a natural for 
those into the music of Macon. "Mama's Pride" is 
a proud album that has the right to be. 


HARDER TO LIVE - Splinter - Dark Horse SP 
22006 — Producer: Tom Scott — List: 6.98 

The ease with which a laidback number goes 
down is all important. Is it too sweet or too de- 
void of life? Is there meat on its bones? In the 
case of Splinter the easy listen succeeds on all 
counts. "Harder To Live" makes the most of up 
singing as vocals and a simplistic instrumental 
backing auger well together. Strains of jazz and 
funk make occasional appearances while serving 
the cause of diversification. Top cuts include 
"Harder To Live" and "Green Line Bus.” “Harder 
To Live” is subtle access to different layers of the 
meditative musical mind. 


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IN THE NEXT WORLD YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN - 
The Firesign Theatre - Columbia PC 33475 - 
Producer: Firesign Theatre - List: 6.98 

The broad based world of comedy got a much 
needed shot in the arm when The Firesign 
Theatre decided to get their yukes together. 
Their forays into spontaneous irreverence hits in 
the most off the wall targets of your laugh vein. 
"In The Next World You're On Your Own" is more 
of the same as the group's bent towards winging 
it is often an effective ploy. The run on series of 
skits maintains that sense of form while keeping 
a firm grip on non-oververbence. "In The Next 
World You're On Your Own” is highbrow laughs 
with a lowbrow spine. 




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Charles Mingus has always stood for jazz that 
smacked of importance and stature The haunt- 
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are more than mere exercises in good music. 
They're something special. The Mingus touch 
continues on "Changes Two" as jazz gets the 
once over lightly treatment via undulating waves 
of sound. Top excursions include "Black Bats 
And Poles." "For Harry Carney" and "Free Cell 
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its own. Paul Delicato and his player piano on 
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California Copyright Confab Discusses Print „ pg . 7 


Brian Wilson In 
Production Deal 
With Equinox 


is far greater than the time necessary to 
produce a recording Very often a song 
which is readily recognizable on record 
does not lend itself well to transcription 
into sheet music, and there has been, ac- 
cording to Goldson, an increasing aware- 
ness on the part of print publishers, that 
songs on the top of the trade charts do 
not necessarily make good print sellers. 
Several attempts at marketing rhythm- 
orienting pop songs have been dis- 
asterous, it was reported at the con- 
ference. 

In a follow-up phone conversation with 
Cash Box, Criterion's Goldson elaborat- 
ed on a philosophy that pervaded 
Shapiro-Bernstein. the well-known 
publishing house whqse catalog is most 
known for ballads. Their credo, evident 
by all their copyrights, was that "rhythm 
songs don't sell." "Any time there is a 
musical trend towards hard rock or acid 
rock, or disco music, the sheet music 
sales suffer," Goldson told us. "The titles 
that have sold over a million copies in re- 
cent years have not necessarily been 
covers of songs selling well on record. In 
our catalog, songs like Love Is Blue,’ 
'Somewhere My Love' etc., have sold 
well because of their MOR acceptance 
and versatility for different instruments 
and voiced arrangements. A good exam- 
ple of a popular artist's sheet music that 
has done extremely well as a folio collec- 
tion is the John Denver Songbook. In a 
case like that, the book sold for $5.95 re- 
tail, or $3.00 wholesale. The book has 
sold over 200,000 copies, which means a 
publisher's gross of somewhere around 
$600,000 What we re talking about here 
is important in terms of packaging and 


merchandising, since Denver enjoys a 
wide and varied audience." 

Cash Box asked Goldson if print 
publishers are taking steps to fully ex- 
ploit the sale of sheet music through 
record retail outlets. "Firms like Warner 
Bros, are taking steps to put their catalog 
in stores like the Wherehouse and Tower 
Records," said Goldson "The only 
danger in increasing the proliferation of 
racks in record stores is that racks can 
hurt the full-line print music outlets. If a 
customer knows that he can get his sheet 
music and folios at a record store, the 
full-line music store will be severely af- 
fected." 

Also speaking at the dinner meeting 
was Ronnie Schiff, who prepares folio 
concepts and layouts for publication on 
an independent basis. She stressed ar- 
rangements, packaging and merchandis- 
ing to specific demographics as essential 
tools in the successful selling of printed 
music today 

Donald Kahn, of Hal Leonard Publish- 
ing, and a liaison between publishers 
and printers of sheet music, spoke of the 
various divisions within his organization. 
"Leonard," he said, "has been a print 
plant, an art and shipping department, as 
well as a keyboard division for produc- 
tion of keyboard material for organ 
manufacturers. His staff is comprised of 
former educators who are acquainted 
with budgetary and aesthetic require- 
ments of music educators at the junior 
high and high school levels. "Kahn 
stressed that there is a time lag between 
the production of current "chart" 
material that is popular to school-age 
performing ensembles, and the begin- 


ning of the school year itself. This six- 
month school season becomes a large 
factor in the determination of which 
popular material will be in demand by 
schools, choral and band directors 

Tony Stechison, who wrote the well- 
known "Stechison's Classified Song 
Directory" and who. with his wife Anne, 
owns and operates Hollywood Music, 
one of the last remaining "mom and pop" 
music stores, spoke about the problems 
relating to the increased price of sheet 
music at the retail level, and about the 
deficiencies in paper quality, substance, 
and pricing that exist in the sheet music 
market Stechison pointed out graphical- 
ly (and often comically) that sheet music 
prices have soared in recent years, due 
to the increased price of paper, printing, 
labor and marketing costs Some 
manufacturers place sheet prices on 
music in places often impossible to 
locate. He suggested that sheet music 
manufacturers agree on one specific 
place to locate prices. "When prices 
change," he said, "the solution is often to 
place a revised price sticker over or 
beneath the old price." Very often, three 
or four stickers litter the back cover of a 
sheet, and a customer's reaction is one 
of alarm and disgust, turning them off to 
the whole idea of buying the sheet. 
Similarly, one arrangement of a standard 
song may be printed on two sheets of 
paper, with the result that lyrics and 
music are harder to read One manufac- 
turer has even adopted the policy of 
placing a single sheet between a stan- 
dard cover form in loose leaf fashion. 
"What happens is a customer will pick up 
'Carolina In The Pines' and find Swanee' 
instead'" said Stechison "Let me tell 
you, it's killing business, and turning off 
customers. A customer will find one 
version of a song with eight pages of 
music for $1.50, and the same song in 
another version for the same price with 
three pages, and no one can explain 
why. Arrangements are often in unplay- 
able keys, with six sharps and six flats. 
We had one transcription with a vocal 
range that went to a C above middle C' 
— it's pretty ridiculous." 

Also speaking at the confab was 
Morton Manus, president of Alfred 
Publishing firm, active in the educational 
music field. Manus directed much of his 
address to the philosophy of young peo- 
ple learning to play music in harmony 
with others around them as central to the 
thrust of Alfred's business. "We are fac- 
ing a myriad of problems in the United 
States today." said Manus. "The idea of a 
young person learning to play with 
others, not too loud or too soft, but to 

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SESAC Names 
Vice President 

NEW YORK — Albert F Ciancimino, 
counsel for SESAC, was named a vice 
president of the firm at a meeting of its 
board of directors here last week Mr. 
Ciancimino has been affiliated with 
SESAC since 1960, and has been 
counsel since 1964 


NARAS Sets 
Annual W/C Picnic 

HOLLYWOOD - The Los Angeles 
Chapter of NARAS has set its first annual 
picnic for this Sunday. Oct 12, at Tapia 
Park in Malibu Catered by the Movable 
Feast, the event will feature special en- 
tertainment and guest celebrities in addi- 
tion to the usual picnic fare. For further 
details, call Betty Jones at the NARAS 
office. 


NEW YORK — Brian Wilson has entered 
into a production agreement with 
Equinox Productions (distributed by 
RCA). Wilson's first record under the 
new agreement is an updated version of 
Frankie Lymon's "Why Do Fools Fall In 
Love" by California Music, which has just 
been released 

Currently in the studio, Wilson will pro- 
vide RCA via Equinox with product of a 
variety of acts that he is currently work- 
ing with. 


baby we were born to run' ”), plus the 
fact that they (and the band) are ex- 
cellent vocalists and musicians, not only 
in parody, but in their own material. The 
set is sharp, tight and above all, fast, with 
bits coming in rapid succession 
The 90-minute assault included much 
of their new LP. "Illegal, Immoral And 
Fattening," including the title track, 
"Kama Sutra Time," "The Tibetan 
Memory Trick," “Eddie, Are You Kid- 
ding," plus some items from Zappa days. 
The Turtle period was traditionally cov- 
ered by "It Ain't Me, Babe" and "Happy 
Together." the latter featuring the 
Hudson Brothers coming from the au- 
dience to guest on background vocals. 
("I even wore a white suit for you guys." 

Eddie). Flo & Eddie, as they say, are 
"blowing holes through your rock and 
roll balloons, yeah " 

Opening the show were Starry Eyed & 
Laughing, a British band who have their 
first LP just out in this country on Colum- 
bia. 1 Thought Talk." The group makes no 
bones about their prime influences. 
Dylan and Byrds (their name comes from 
"Chimes Of Freedom"). With the Ricken- 
backer 12-string up front, and Tony 
Poole's McGuinn vocal twang, Starry 
Eyed play fine hard folk-rock which 
manages to not be so much ruled by in- 
fluences as derived from them. The 
group is fine instrumentally and ex- 
cellent in vocal harmonizing, and they 
were assured and impressive in their 
New York debut. The biggest task before 
them is to continue to develop their own 
sound, something that is obviously well 
on its way, while pulling away from those 
tunes where influence is stronger than 
originality 


fold in the clarity and delivery which she 
now possesses. Visitors 0-Linda Ron- 
stadt 1 . 

With the day indeed moving into a te- 
quila sunset the Eagles took the mound. 
Pecks Bad Boys of rock n roll were again 
up to their old tricks. Breaking into 
"Already Gone" I immediately noticed 
myself, as well as everyone else, toe- 
tapping and be-bopping to the basics of a 
great tune Likewise the banjo work of 
Bernie Leadon on "Midnight Flyer" was 
outstanding and the vocal harmonies of 
Bernie and Glenn on "Or 55" made it dif- 
ficult to distinguish this piece as part of 
Tom Waits repertoire. The latest addition 
of Don Felder has enhanced the already 
well recognized grouping to a new 
dimension of which they are well in con- 
trol The sound of the Eagles most ex- 
emplifies the final sifting of musicians 
who grew up with Jackson and Linda and 
are moving on to etch deeper into the re- 
gions of their craft. — Don't worry. 
Nothing will be OK. — It seems OK to 
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IMew CSVSA Ballot 
Set For Top Country 
Vocal Group 

NASHVILLE — At the request of Bobby 
Bare, the nomination of Bobby Bare & 
Family has been withdrawn from the list 
of nominees for CMA's Vocal Group of 
the Year, Category 7. 

According to Bobby, "I do not feel that 
Bobby Bare & Family technically fits the 
definition of the vocal group category. 
The CM A Awards are so important to the 
industry that no question of any kind 
should be raised.'' 

The definition of category 7 provides 
that an act be composed of two or more 
people, all of whom normally perform 
together and none of whom is known 
primarily as an individual artist. Although 
Bobby has had much recent success 
performing with his family, he is also well 
known as an individual artist, hence, the 
decision to withdraw from the category. 

A new final ballot for category 7 only is 
now being mailed to the CMA mem- 
bership According to a spokesman for 
the accounting firm of Touche Ross & 
Co., the vocal group which ended up in 
sixth position on the second ballot 
(Pointer Sisters) becomes the fifth 
finalist in the category. 

Those in contention for Vocal Group of 
the Year, in alphabetical order, now in- 
clude: Asleep at the Wheel, The Four 
Guys, The Osborne Brothers, The 
Pointer Sisters and The Statler Brothers. 

CMA Showcases 
Int’l Country 
At Opry House 

NASHVILLE — The Country Music As- 
sociation will hold its Fifth International 
Country Music Show on Thursday, Oc- 
tober 1 6, at the Grand Ole Opry House in 
Nashville 

The show, which includes country 
music acts from around the world, will 
feature artists such as: The Hawking 
Brothers from Australia, Myrna Lorrie 
from Canada, The Country Beat and the 
KTO Group from Czechoslovakia, Stu 
Stevens from England, Michele Mallory 
from France, The Sommerset from 
Holland, Yuki Miyamae from Japan, John 
Hore and the Rusty Greaves Family from 
New Zealand, and the Country Road 
from Sweden. 

The International Show depicts the 
broad acceptance of country music 
worldwide and will be produced by CMA 
director Gary Buck. 

Kennedy Founds 
New Company 

NASHVILLE — Gene Kennedy, veteran 
promotion man, artist and producer has 
announced the formation of his new 
company — Gene Kennedy Enterprises. 
With offices at 63 Music Square West, 
Kennedy's new company will encompass 
independent promotion, production 
(both pop and country), publishing in 
country, pop and gospel in ASCAP, BMI 
and SESAC 

In opening his company Kennedy 
comes well qualified having been as- 
sociated with 4-Star for 16 months as ex- 
cutive vice-president, Ace of Hearts as 
vice president in charge of sales and pro- 
motion and as a producer His ex- 
perience also includes the part as na- 
tional country promotion manager for 2 V 2 
years at MCA Records Prior to that time 
he was associated with Hickory Records 
as national pop and country promotion 
manager 


Bluegrass Booms 
In NYC’s Village 


NEW YORK — New York City's only 
regular winter series of bluegrass music 
concerts begins its fourth year on Friday, 
Oct 17, at New York University The 
series, which features some of the most 
famous names in the history of the idiom, 
opens with Joe Val and The New 
England Bluegrass Boys, considered by 
many to be the number 1 band in New 
England. All the programs are held in the 
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium of the Loeb 
Student Center, 566 LaGuardia PL, in 
the Village. Showtime for the Oct. 17 
program is 8 pm Tickets are $4 00 
($3.00 in advance). NYU student and 
faculty tickets are $3.00. The series is 
sponsored by Doug Tuchman and the 
Bluegrass Club of New York in coopera- 
tion with the NYU Program Board. 

Joe Val and The New England Blue- 
grass Boys will be making their first ap- 
pearance on the series. They will be 
followed on Friday, Nov. 21, by one of 
the all-time great names in bluegrass, 
Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain 
Boys. Scheduled later in the series, 
which runs through Saturday, May 8, are 
Don Reno-Bill Harrell and the Ten- 
nessee Cutups, the only bluegrass band 
ever to perform at the United Nations. 

Halsey/Clark Fete 
Huge Success 

TULSA — Tulsa was the center of a 
massive invasion of top entertainers, 
golfers, talent buyers, and the press 
when Jim Halsey and Roy Clark brought 
together the Roy Clark Celebrity Golf 
Classic and The Jim Halsey Picnicduring 
the same weekend Sept 18 through 
21 . 

Tee off time came on Sept. 19 for the 
first annual Roy Clark Celebrity Golf 
Classic The players consisted of 
celebrities too numerous to list but a few 
were Bob Hope, Mickey Mantle, Stan 
Musial, Jerry Lewis, etc. The tournament 
was set to benefit the Children's Medical 
Center in T ulsa and at the end of the two- 
day event a special benefit performance 
was scheduled at the Mabee Center for 
an "Evening With the Stars." 

Before a packed house, such talent as 
Jerry Lewis, Norm Crosby, George Lind- 
sey, Archie Campbell. The OKAK Ridge 
Boys, The Spurrlows. Red Steagall, 
Adrian Barbo, and many others, gave of 
their time and talent with a rousing 
climax of Roy Clark at his best on fiddle, 
banjo, guitar, and vocals of his current 
hits. Roy also acted as emcee, which 
added a bright sparkle to the whole 
evening. 

Sunday was picnic time at the Halsey 
Ranch where the Roy Clarks, Hank 
Thompsons, Halseys, Creasys, and Mack 
Sanders were hosts. Termed an old- 
fashioned "get-together” the friends and 
neighbors had a rip-snortin', singin', 
shoutin', shootin' good time, followed by 
a showcasing of talent (held at the Fair- 
grounds due to rain) which included The 
Brooks, Debbie Campbell, Roy Clark, 
Skip Devol, Johnny Duncan, Barbara 
Fairchild, Freddy Fender, Susan Haney, 
Linda Hart, The Oak Ridge Boys, Minnie 
Pearl, Plainsmen, The Spurrlows, Red 
Steagall, Sugar, Hank Thompson, Mel 
Tillis, Buck Trent, Leroy Van Dyke, Fred- 
dy Weller, Don Williams, and Don White. 

Thus ended a weekend of fun, games, 
and business built around the first Roy 
Clark Celebrity Golf Classic for Roy 
Clark, and the fourth annual Circle R 
Ranch party for Jim Halsey. 


Country Artist Of The Week 

Dickey Lee 



Rocky Road — Dickey Lee is not a typical 
recording artist His career spans 15 
years and he can boast a fistful of rock 
hits (in the early '60s) and a current four- 
year string of country singles. His cur- 
rent RCA single, “Rocky,” is soaring up 
the country charts. 

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Dickey 
explains that, "country music was the 
first music I was ever associated with, but 
then Elvis Presley came along, and that 
is probably why my first records were 
pop instead of country. I was dyed-in- 
the-wool country until I heard Elvis." 

His professional career began while 
still in high school fronting a little coun- 
try band. Dewey Phillips, a legendary 
Memphis disk jockey, was impressed 
enough by their sound to help get them a 
label deal, which resulted in Dickey’s 
first hit, "Dream Boy " A number one 
record in the Memphis area, it led to a 
brief but pivotal association with Sam 
Phillips and Sun Records. "I had about 
three records out on Sun," Dickey re- 
calls; “they all did pretty well." Jack Cle- 
ment, however, who served as an 
engineer on those sessions, was soon to 
move to Beaumont, Texas, where he 
would open the first of his many record- 
ing studios. "Jack called me up and got 
me to come down to try to cut some 
things, and that is how we came to record 
“Patches." While "Patches” was on its 
way to become a nationwide hit, Dickey 
finished high school and moved to Beau- 
mont. "We cut some more sides down 
there and then we started coming to 
Nashville to record ” Singles released in 


this period include "I Saw Laura Yester- 
day," "Laurie,” and The Girl From 
Peyton Place " Dickey went on the road 
for a while as a rock star and then wrote 
the standard, “She Thinks I Still Care,” 
originally recorded by George Jones. 
But the lifestyle of a rocker didn't exactly 
fit him When he had all he could take of 
Dick Clark tours and sock hops, Dickey 
moved back to Memphis where he 
worked for a recording studio just doing 
a little producing and writing Then one 
day in 1 969 his old friend, Jack Clement, 
contacted him Soon he was recording in 
Nashville RCA signed Dickey to an ex- 
clusive recording contract and he began 
writing and recording country songs His 
third release, “Never Ending Song Of 
Love,” went to the top of the county 
charts and was followed by "I Saw My 
Lady" and “Ashes Of Love." Dickey has 
achieved constant success both as a 
performer and a writer As a writer his 
songs have been recorded by artists 
such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Don Williams, 
Ann Murray, Glen Campbell, Brenda 
Lee, Waylon Jennings, and others. 

Until recently he has worked without 
the aid of managerial assistance. Then 
Chet Atkins introduced Dickey to Walter 
Sill and Juan Contreras of Friends. 
"They are now my managers and we will 
be trying new techniques and new ap- 
proaches, both in the studio and on the 
stage In the studio Roy Dea is the guid- 
ing force. Roy and I co-produce my 
sessions, and he is the greatest,” ex- 
plains Dickey. 



SEEN AT THE JIM HALSEY country 
music talent showcasing at the Fourth 
Circle R Ranch Party are Hank Thomp- 
son (ABC/Dot artist), Jim Halsey, Juanita 
Jones (Cash Box), Jim Foglesong (presi- 
dent, ABC/Dot), and Larry Baunach 
(vice-president ABC/Dot). 


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October 1 1 , 1975 


cash box/ country roundup 


Johnny Rodriguez says. Love Put A Song In My Heart The Johnny Rodriguez 
Show made its debut at the Oakland Coliseum on Sept. 28. the first of several west 
coast dates. The show stars Rodriguez, and includes Tammy Wynette, Asleep At The 
Wheel and Dottsy. Booked into large halls for the most part, the show will go to 
Denver Arena Oct. 1; University of Utah Arena in Salt Lake City. Oct, 3; Symphony 
Hall in Phoenix. Oct 4; Tucson Arena. Oct 5; Civic Center in El Paso. Oct. 6; Swing 
Auditorium in San Bernardino. 8; Anaheim Convention Center, Oct. 9; San Diego 
Sports Arena. Oct. 10; Municipal Auditorium in Sacramento. Oct. 1 1 ; and the Selland 
Arena in Fresno. Oct. 12 . . Singer/songwriter Ray Griff penned the new Gene 
Watson single titled Where Love Begins. Well-known steel guitarist Buddy Em- 
mons has recorded his first vocal album at Nashville's Sound Shop Studios. The LP 
was produced by Mike Melford and will be released on Flying Fish Records . Dobie 
Gray, recently signed with Capricorn Records, is recording his new album at 
Quadrafonic Sound Studio in Music City. Troy Seals and Dobie are producing, and 
Gene Eichelberger is engineering The Pointer Sisters were forced to pre-empt 
their Nashville recording session last week to answer a call from Flip Wilson in 
Hollywood asking them to tape his upcoming network TV special. The girls will also 
be appearing on the Cher Show and on two upcoming segments of the Carol Burnett 
Show this fall . Bobby Borchers brought his new custom van to the ABC/Dot offices 
recently. It's a flaming orange bus with smoked windows, literally wall-to-wall and ceil- 
ing carpeting, plus a full-sized bed with a mirror overhead . Freddy Fender had a 
scare when the little plane he took between dates in Burwell and Omaha ran out of 
gas and was forced to land in a cornfield. The plane was piloted by a Catholic priest, a 
good thing for Freddy . Diana Trask and husband Tom Ewen are buying a new 22' 
ketch and are selling theirold 14-ton islander sloop Tommy Overstreet purchased 
a new Rolls Royce Bentley, which will be shipped to Nashville from New York. 
Naturally, it has the leather interior and a built-in bar. He also acquired a 40-acre hill 
in Tulsa. Oklahoma where he hopes to build another home The Overstreet family, in- 
cluding their husky. Bandit, will be with Tommy on Oct. 6 when he hosts Good Ole 
Nashville Music. This will be Bandit's debut for Purina Dog Food . Carl Mann broke 
two of his ribs while working on his farm in Huntingdon, Tennessee The Amazing 
Rhythm Aces had some third rate experience while in Los Angeles taping Rock Con- 
cert and performing at the Troubadour. First, they woke up one morning with 3” of 
water covering the floor of their hotel room and watched the plumber for the next six 
hours. Then their dressing room at the Troubadour turned out to be the ladies' 
restroom. Their current album is called ' Stacked Deck Narvel Felts finished a new 
album in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Sue Richards provided background vocals and 
two of her own songs. Narvel cut I Just Had You On My Mind and a new song written 
by Sue titled Somebody Hold Me Until She Passes By for the album Sharon 
Vaughn will be the voice behind a national commercial spot for NuMaid Margarine 
and will be in New York Mon. and Tues. to appear on Don Kirshner’s TV show. 
Musical Chairs Pat McKinney and Blackwood Country have joined the roster of 
the Joe Taylor Artist Agency Little Richie Johnson just produced a new album 
by Bobby Lee of Phoenix. Lee will release a single and the album sometime in Sep- 
tember Patsy Stoneman was the cause of excitement as she was caught in an elec- 
trical fan at their gig in Douglas. Georgia. The dress wrapped around inside the fan. 
bruising her legs and blowing fuses Joining the staff of the Joe Taylor Artist Agen- 
cy is Perry T urner and Karen Cohen. Perry has just left the position of promotion man 
for WHIT radio in Newburn. North Carolina. Karen will replace five-year girl Friday 
Ema Jean Smith: Ema Jean has moved to the full-time position of booking agent 
Selby Coffeen, one of the most active and talented recording engineers in Nashville, 
and highly respected by all in the business, has had to go on disability and early re- 
tirement at the age of 57 due to a series of heart problems and open heart surgery in 
Jan. . Roy Cost, executive producer of Vega Records, has a new country release by 
Autumn Mist titled Anchorage Coal Field Jimmy Buffett received the annual BM I 
achievement award for "Come Monday." which hit in 1974 Back from a month-long 
tour across the states. Jimmy took a few days off to go fishing off the coast of Rhode 
Island Don Williams is “rocking along" according to reports from Don himself His 
single Turn Out The Light And Love Me Tonight is encroaching upon the Top 10 
country chart action. Don also has finalized the deal between his publishing company. 
Maplehill, and Vogue Publishing. Maplehill will be a subsidiary of that Lawrence Welk 
company Eddie Raven was in the studio recording an album. He includes the 
songs he'd written for other artists, such as Touch The Morning," Country Green, 
and Good Morning Country Rain. He also sings I Want To Live in French and 
English Another road reality comes from Billy Crash Craddock and the 
Dreamlovers this week. "Crash" invariably reminds their road manager. Tony Cornell, 
to check the bus to make sure everyone is aboard before they leave a town. In this 
case. "Crash" was riding shotgun to the driver who asked if everyone was on. After a 
glance around the bus. "Crash" affirmed that all were aboard so they left. An hour 
down the road they discovered road manager Tony was still in Texarkana . . 
Heartsfield, whose Mercury album is titled Foolish Pleasures, have been placed on 
12 up-coming Doobie Brothers dates beginning Oct. 7 in Nashville. Heartsfield will 
complete several dates with The Marshall Tucker Band, plus their own headline dates 
before embarking on the Doobie's tour Upon completion of the tour, Heartsfield is 
set for an east coast tour, including several dates with Pure Prairie League Brian 
Collins spent a few days in the studio recording before hitting the road on a tour 
schedule that extends until the end of Oct. . Jerry Max Lane's new single. Buckeye 
Jackson" will be released next week It s a song of names you'll recognize and games 
mostly lost Freddy Fender, his manager-producer, Huey Meaux, and his road 
manager. Sam Herro, recently returned from a week of performances in Hawaii. Huey 
reports that Freddy “didn’t get into a bit of trouble," despite an abundance of hula 
skirts. Freddy went swimming in the ocean but after remembering the movie “Jaws," 
he decided he would rather go sightseeing . The Pointer Sisters joined Isaac Hayes 
at Madison Square Garden's Felts Forum Sept. 13 Their number one r&b song. "How 
Long (Betcha Got A Chick On the Side) brought everyone to their feet, and Isaac had 
people standing the moment he walked on stage Sharon Vaughn presented the 
trophy for the Sharon Vaughn purse in a horse race named for her. Her father is a 
trainer at Singer Lakes Racetrack in Canadaigua. New York, where the race took 
place Jamboree U S A. brought Charley Pride to the Capitol Music Hall for four 
performances recently In 1974. Pride s four-show performance had an enthusiastic 
audience stretching over four city blocks waiting for the show to begin The 
Dinah show on which Loretta Lynn appears will air Oct. 1 3; the Flip Wilson Special" 
with Loretta Lynn guesting will air Oct 1 3; and. on Oct 1 3 Loretta Lynn and Conway 
Twitty will sing at the Country Music Association's annual convention in Nashville. 


Who sez 13 is unlucky? . The MCA Breakfast Show at the CM A’s convention on 
Oct. 1 7 will include MCA recording artists Bill Anderson, Mary Lou Turner, Little David 
Wilkins, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Jeanne Pruett, Cal Smith and others soon to be 
announced . . . MCA Records' president Mike Maitland and MCA Records' Nashville 
vice president Chic Doherty will play in the Music City Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament 
in Nashville Oct. 11 and 12 Jerry Jeff Walker’s newest album. Ridin’ High," on 
MCA Records has just been released. The album was recorded in five different cities 
When Mayor Lyla Cockrell of San Antonio hosted a special celebration in San An- 
tone for MCA recording artist Tanya Tucker to honor her song, “San Antonio Stroll," 
Tanya invented special steps to her recording as the mayor and a contingent of San 
Antonio dignitaries strolled along the banks of the San Antonio River, known to 
natives as the "River Walk" . Thurston Moore Country. Ltd has the new 1976 coun- 
try calendar ready. Retail price of the '76 calendar is two dollars and wholesale cost is 
one dollar each. FOB They can be ordered from Box 1929, Montrose, Colorado 
81401 Ernest Tubb and his son, Justin Tubb, after 38 years and 24 years respec- 
tively in country music, have become business partners for the first time. Cary and Mr. 
'Wilson Music, Inc., is the name of their publishing company, with offices at 700-B 
18th Avenue, South in Nashville. The name of the company was derived from the 
names of Justin's son. Cary, and that of the son of his original partner in the company. 
His nickname was Mr, Wilson In June. Ernest took over from the original partner, and 
the company is now operating full speed ahead. They already have two releases on 
the market; Ernest's If You Don't Quit Checkin’ On Me (I’m Checkin’ Out On You) on 
MCA and Cold Brown Bottle by Walt Jr. and the Country Division, which Justin pro- 
duced Diana Trask’s special for ABC-TV will be from the pen of Floyd Huddleston. 
Huddleston has written the premise for the show, plus the words and music. Slated as 
guests are Bing Crosby, Al Hirt and Phil Harris. 

juanita jones 

Kalbus VP Manna Music 


LOS ANGELES — Hal Spencer, vice 
president of Manna Music, has appoint- 
ed Ralph Kalbus as public relations and 
promotions manager. 

Kalbus is highly qualified for his new 
position He has had five years financial 
background with a major aerospace firm, 
during which time he became publicity 
chairman with the National Association 
of Accountants. Ralph has also been in- 
volved for several years with other re- 
ligious companies in finance and sales, 
selling both product and service. 


In addition to his public relations 
duties. Kalbus will be working closely 
with Manna's recording artists and com- 
posers. contacting Christian radio sta- 
tions across the country, and preparing 
news releases concerning the extensive 
and exciting growth of Manna Music into 
Manna Records and Manna Books. 

A native Oklahoman, Ralph moved to 
California in 1961 where he graduated 
from California State University-North- 
ridge, majoring in literature and theatre 
arts. 


C.C.UJEATHER 


The 

T "Make It Good 
For You" Girl 


The 

Newest Action 

In 

Country Music 

• 

Meet CC during the 
CMA Convention 
at the 

King Of The Road Hotel 

. . . Her First Release 
is on the way from . . . 




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October 11. 1975 


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cash box, country radio 


radio roundup 


top country LP’s 


Les Acre of WMC in Memphis says both sides of Merle Haggard’s new release “Livin’ 
With The Shades Pulled Down”/“lt’s All In The Movies” are the hottest tuens in his 
listening area. . Eddie Raven, Jeris Ross and Jim Mundy performed at an after-the- 
Opry open house at the Ramada Inn recently. . . The party was hosted by WJJD in 
Chicago and contest winners were brought to Nashville to see the Grand Ole Opry. 
Eddie, with that cajun flair, shattered a fruit punch glass against a brick wall . . . The 
first of last month Webb Pierce had another radio station go on the air which brings a 
total of five stations that Pierce owns. Pierce started acquiring radio stations over fif- 
teen years ago. This new one is WSNY-FM, located in Sandersville. Georgia, and will 
program all forms of music, but leaning toward country. Other stations include 
WBRO-AM, WSNT-AM and WJAT-FM, all located in Georgia Jim McGovern has 
been appointed manager of KMPS and KEUT, Seattle, according to Manning Slater, 
president of the Hercules Broadcasting Company KMPS started with its modern 
country music format as of Sept. 1 , and KEUT programmed FM stereo beautiful music 
starting Aug 31 . . “Devil In The Bottle” changed T.G. Sheppard’s lifestyle. It con- 

verted him from record promotion man to Melodyland recording artist And. the song 
also changed someone else's life, a man in Los Angeles called Harry Newman of 
KLAC, gave up drinking after hearing Devil In The Bottle." Brandon Webb of 
Maplewood, New Jersey was declared winner of the WHN-Grand Ole Opry Talent 
Search Contest. According to Neil Rockoff, general manager of WHN, Mr. Webb was 
selected winner from among almost a thousand entries Webb served as the greater 
New York area's representative in the regional finals at the Philadelphia Civic 
Auditorium and should Brandon Webb win first place in Philadelphia, he will compete 
in the national finals in Nashville in October This date is in celebration of the 50th an- 
niversary of the Grand Ole Opry radio show. WWVA news director Bob Cain was 
elected president of the West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasting Association. 
Cain has been affiliated with the WWVA news team since 1972, and has served as 
news director since 1973. Nashville's Phil Shrode, former PR for Shelby 
Singleton, is on the scene at KPIK as morning deejay Soon we will hear the Shrode 
Report instead of reading it. WBRD in Bradenton. Florida, changed to a country 
format on August 18 They need country product — old, new or in between Ray 
Griff’s newest Capitol single, “You Ring My Bell," has enjoyed such tremendous 
response in the Cincinnati market that the singer has been invited to be a special 
guest disk jockey Oct 2 and 3 at WUBE radio in that city. 



RCA country recording artist Charley Pride was a guest disk jockey recently during 
afternoon drive on WHN, New York's county station Charley read the commercials, 
played the hits, keeping it tight and bright. Left is Ed Salamon, WHN program direc- 
tor. 

juanita jones 


Country Singles — Active Extras 


Cowboys And Daddys 

Bobby Bare (RCA) 

Easy As Pie 

Billy "Crash” Craddock (ABC/Dot) 

Fire On The Mountain 

Marshall Tucker Band (Capricorn) 

He Gives Me Something 

Susan Raye (Capitol) 

Help Me 

Cathy O'Shea (Monument) 

His Friends Call Him Texas 

Lou Anthony (Mesquite) 

I Just Don’t Give A Damn 

George Jones (Epic) 


I’d Rather Be Picked Up Here 

Jeris Ross (ABC/Dot) 

I Changed Since I’ve Been 
Unchained 

Kenny Price (RCA) 

Just Can’t Believe It 

Pure Prairie League ( RCA) 

Lust Affair 

Mel Street (GRT) 

Pledging My Love 

Billy Thunderkloud ( 20th Century) 

Proud To Be A Housewife 

Peggy Sue (4-Star) 

continued on pg. 39 


1 

THE HIGH PRIEST OF 


25 

TODAY 



COUNTRY MUSIC 



Elvis Presley ( RCA APL 1-1039) 

20 


Conway Twitty (MCA 2144) 

2 

26 

WHATEVER 1 SAY MEANS 1 


2 

CHARLEY 



LOVE YOU 



Charley Pride IRCA APL 1-1038) 

3 


Donna Fargo (ABC/Dot DOSD 2029) 

31 

3 

THE BEST OF THE STATLER 


27 

I'M JESSI COLTER 



BROTHERS 



(Capitol ST 11363) 

26 


(Mercury SRM 1-1037) 

4 

28 

EDDIE RABBITT 


4 

RHINESTONE COWBOY 



f’Elektra CB3) 

22 


Glen Campbell (Capitol SW 11430) 

1 

29 

LIVE IN PICAYUNE 


5 

ONCE UPON A RHYNE 



Jerry Clower i MCA 486) 

29 


David Allan Coe (Col. KC 33508) 

8 

30 

KEEP MOVIN' ON 


6 

THE BEST OF DOLLY PARTON 



Merle Haggard I Capitol ST 1 1365) 

25 


Dolly Parton (RCA APL 1-1062) 

6 

31 

M-M-MEL 


7 

DREAMING MY DREAMS 



Mel Till is & The Statesiders (MGM 5002) 

39 


Waylon Jennings (RCA APL 1-1117) 

5 

32 

GREATEST HITS, VOL.1 


8 

BURNIN’ THING 



Tommy Overstreet f ABC/Dot DOSD 2027) 

18 


Mac Davis (Columbia PC 33551) 

9 

33 

YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND 


9 

REDHEADED STRANGER 



Don Williams (ABC/Dot DOSD 2021 ) 

28 


Willie Nelson (Columbia PC 33482) 

7 

34 

OH HOW LOVE CHANGES 


10 

HOME 



Don Gibson & Sue Thompson 



Loretta Lynn (MCA 2146) 

12 


(Hickory H3G 4520) 

36 

11 

BEFORE THE NEXT 


35 

LOVIN’ AND LOSIN' 



TEARDROP FALLS 



Billy WalkerlRCA APL 1-1160) 

35 


Freddy Fender (ABC/Dot DOSD 2020) 

1 1 

36 

BARBARA FAIRCHILD 


12 

FEELIN'S 



(Columbia KC 33794) 

40 


Loretta Lynn/Conway Twitty 1 MCA 2 1 43) 

10 

37 

RIDIN’ HIGH 


13 

JUST GET UP AND CLOSE 



Jerry Jeff Walker ( MCA 2156) 

48 


THE DOOR 


38 

GREATEST HITS VOL. 1 



Johnny Rodriguez 1 Mercury 10132) 

13 


Narvel Felts l ABC/Dot DOSD 2036) 

41 

14 

SAY FOREVER YOU’LL BE 


39 

THIS SIDE OF THE BIG RIVER 



MINE 



Chip Taylor (Warner Bros BS 2882) 

49 


PorterWagoner & Dolly Parton 


40 

1 STILL BELIEVE IN FAIRY 



(RCA APL 1116) 

16 


TALES 


15 

EVERY TIME YOU TOUCH ME 



Tammy Wynette (Epic KE 33582) 

42 


(1 GET HIGH) 


41 

MEMORIES OF US 



Charley Rich (Epic PE 33455) 

15 


George Jones I Epic KE 33457) 

44 

16 

RECONSIDER ME 


42 

GREATEST HITS VOL. II 



Narvel Felts 1 ABC/Dot DOSD 2025) 

14 


TomT HalM Mercury SRN 1 044) 

- 

17 

GREATEST HITS VOL. 1 


43 

LOOK AT THEM BEANS 



Roy Clark (ABC/Dot DOSD 2030) 

19 


Johnny Cash i Columbia KC 33814) 

43 

18 

LOVE IN THE HOT 


44 

BILLY LARKIN 



AFTERNOON 



Bryan BRS 1 05) 

45 


Gene Watson (Captiol ST 1 1443) 

24 

45 

RONNIE MILSAP 


19 

MISTY 



(Warner Bros BS 2870) 

- 


Ray Stevens (Barnaby BR 6012) 

17 

46 

HERE COMES JOHNNY 


20 

I’VE NEVER LOVED ANYONE 



RUSSELL 



MORE 



(RCA APL 1-1211) 

46 


Lynn Anderson (Col. KC 33691 ) 

23 

47 

1 WANT TO HOLD YOU IN MY 


21 

WINDSONG 



DREAMS TONIGHT 



John Denver(RCA APL 1-1 183) 

_ 


Stella Parton (Soul Country & Blues 6006) 

47 

22 

TEXAS GOLD 


48 

TANYA TUCKER 



Asleep At The Wheel (Capitol ST 1 1441 ) 

37 


(MCA 2141) 

33 

23 

BANDY THE RODEO CLOWN 


49 

PHONE CALL FROM GOD 



Moe Bandy (GRC GA 1006) 

38 


Jerry Jordan ( MCA 473) 

34 

24 

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 


50 

YOU'RE NOT THE WOMAN 



VOL. 1 



YOU USED TO BE 



Earl Scruggs Revue (Col PC 3341 6) 

21 


Gary Stewart ( MCA 488) 

27 


additions to country playlists 


WXCL - PEORIA 

Indian Love Call — Ray Stevens — Barnaby 

Fine Time To Get The Blues — Jim Ed Brown — RCA 

Something Better — Newton-John — MCA 

From Woman To Woman — Tommy Overstreet — ABC 

Jason's Farm — Cal Smith — MCA 

Where Love Begins -Gene Watson — Capitol 

Easy As Pie — Billy Crash Craddock — ABC 

Secret Love — Freddy Fender — ABC 

Lyin’ Eyes — Eagles — Asylum 

Roll You Like A Wheel — Gilley & Benton — Playboy 

WJJD - CHICAGO 

Secret Love — Freddy Fender — ABC 

Billy Get Me A Woman — Joe Stampley — Epic 

Everything’s The Same — Billy Swan — Monument 

Thanks — Bill Anderson — MCA 

Stone Crazy — Freddy Weller — ABC 

Roll You Like A Wheel — Gilley & Benton — Playboy 

LetterThat Johnny — Asleep At The Wheel — Capito 

W1TL - LANSING 

Cowboys & Daddys — Bobby Bare — RCA 

She Deserves My Very Best — David Wills — Epic 

Pieces Of My Life — Elvis Presley — RCA 

Roll You Like A Wheel — Gilley & Benton — Playboy 

Jason's Farm — Cal Smith — RCA 

Dance Her By Me — Jackie Ward — Mercury 

Lyin’ Eyes — Eagles — Asylum 

WHK - CLEVELAND 

Billie Get Me A Woman — Joe Stampley — Epic 

Cowboys & Daddys — Bobby Bare — RCA 

Easy As Pie — Billy Crash Craddock — ABC 

Sunday Sunrise — Anne Murray — Capitol 

Secret Love — Freddy Fender — ABC 

Roll You Like A Wheel — Gilley & Benton — Playboy 

She Deserves My Very Best — David Wills — Epic 

KFDI - 'WICHITA 

Sugar Sugar — Mike Lunsford — Starday 

Stone Crazy — Freddy Weller — ABC 

I Still Believe —Tammy Wynette —Epic 

Living With The Shades - Merle Haggard -Capitol 

Cry Like A Baby — Joe Stampley — ABC 

27 To 1 9 — Billy Get Me A Woman — Joe Stampley 


KLAC - LOS ANGELES 

Secret Love — Freddy Fender — ABC 

Jo & The Cowboy — Johnny Duncan — Columbia 

You Ring My Bell — Ray Griff — Capitol 

Indian Love Call — Ray Stevens — Barnaby 

6To1 — I’m Sorry — John Denver 

9 To 3 — San Antonio Stroll — Tanya Tucker 

20 To 1 1 — What’s Happened To — Jessi Colter 

21 To 13 — Bob Wills Is Still — Waylon Jennings 
26 To 1 7 — Love Is A Rose — Linda Ronstadt 

25 To 18 — I Like Beer - Tom T Hall 

KFM - DALLAS 

Take The Money — Crosby & Nash — ABC 
Tapedeck — Ronnie Blakely — WB 
Dancing Kid — Jimmie Spheeris — Col 

KMAK - FRESNO 

Ring My Bell — Ray Griff — Capitol 
Jo & The Cowboy — Johnny Duncan — Columbia 
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ — Barbara Fairchild — Col 
Western Man — La Costa — Capitol 
18 To 9 — Rocky — Dickey Lee 

26 To 1 8 —Billie Get Me Joe Stampley 

Extra To 23 — It's All In The Movies — Merle Haggard 

KOKE-FM - AUSTIN 

Take It As It Comes — Rowans — Asylum 
When I Talk — Alan Renton — Reprise 
Make Me A Pallet — Doc Watson — UA 
Secret Love — Freddy Fender — ABC 
Pieces Of My Life/Bringing It Back — Elvis Presley — 
RCA 

Fire On The Mountain — Marshall Tucker — Capricorn 
It's All In The Movies — Merle Haggard — Capitol 
Love Put A Song — Johnny Rodriquez - Mercury 

WIVK - KNOXVILLE 

She Deserves My Very Best — David Wills — Epic 
The Door's Always Open - Lois Johnson — 20th 
Easy As Pie — Billy ’Crash ” Craddock — ABC/Dot 
Secret Love — Freddy Fender — ABC/Dot 


continued on pg. 39 


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1 SAY FOREVER YOU’LL BE MINE 

Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton (RCA 10328) 

2 IF! COULD ONLY WIN YOUR LOVE 

Emmylou Harris (Reprise 1332) 

3 DON’T CRY JON! 

Conway Twitty ( MCA 40407) 

4 HOME 

Loretta Lynn (MCA 40438) 

5 SAN ANTONIO STROLL 

Tanya Tucker ( MCA 40444) 

6 TURN OUT THE LIGHT (AND LOVE 
ME TONIGHT) 

Don Williams (Dot DOA 1 7568) 

7 I’M SORRY 

John Denver (RCA PB 10353) 

8 WHAT IN THE WORLD’S COME 
OVER YOU 

Sonny James (Columbia 3-1 0184) 

9 ROCKY 

Dickey LeelRCA JH 10361) 

1 0 I HOPE YOU’RE PEELIN’ ME (LIKE 
I’M PEELIN’ YOU) 

Charley Pride (RCA JH 1 0344) 

11 WHAT’S HAPPENED TO BLUE EYES 

Jessi Colter (Capitol 4087) 

12 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN 

Willie Nelson (Columbia 3-10176) 

13 DAYDREAMS ABOUT NIGHT 
THINGS 

Ronnie Milsap (RCA PB 1 0335) 

14 I’LL GO TO MY GRAVE LOVING YOU 

Statler Brothers (Mercury 73687) 

15 ANOTHER WOMAN 

T G. Sheppard (Melodyland ME6016F) 

16 HEART TO HEART 

Roy Clark (ABC/Dot DOA 1 7565) 

17 THIS IS MY YEAR FOR MEXICO 

Crystal Gayle (United Artists XW 680Y) 

18 YOU NEVER EVEN CALLED ME BY 
MY NAME 

David Allan Coe (Columbia 3-10159) 

1 9 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO 
SHOW 

Little David Wilkins (MCA 40427) 

20 ARE YOU SURE HANK DONE IT 
THIS WAY/BOB WILLS IS STILL THE 
KING 

Waylon Jennings (RCA JB 1 0379) 

21 FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY 

Narvel Felts (ABC/Dot DOA 17569) 

22 I LIKE BEER 

Tom T Hall (Mercury 73704) 

23 BRINGING IT BACK 

Brenda Lee ( MCA 40442) 

24 THANKS 

Bill Anderson (MCA 40443) 

25 I SHOULD HAVE MARRIED YOU 

Eddie RabbittlElektra E-45269) 

26 THE LETTER THAT JOHNNY 
WALKER READ 

Asleep At The Wheel (Capitol 41 15) 

27 HERE I AM IN DALLAS 

Faron Young (Mercury 73692) 

28 IF I’M LOSING YOU 

Billy Walker RCA PB 1 0345) 

29 EVERYTHING’S THE SAME (AIN’T 
NOTHING CHANGED) 

Billy Swan (Monument ZS 8-8661 ) 

30 IF YOU EVER CHANGE YOUR MIND 

Ray Price (Columbia 3-10150) 

31 JO AND THE COWBOY 

Johnny Duncan (Columbia 3-10182) 

32 ALL OVER ME 


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33 LOVE IS A ROSE 

Linda Ronstadt (Asylum 45271 ) 

34 TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU 
AGAIN 

Sammi Smith ( Mega MR 1 236) 

35 SANCTUARY 

Ronnie Prophet ( RCA JH 50027) 

36 HELP YOURSELF TO ME 

Roy Head(Shannon SH833) 

37 MIRROR, MIRROR 

Ben Reece (20th Century 2227) 

38 BILLY, GET ME A WOMAN 

Joe StampleylEpic 8-50147) 

39 INDIAN GIVER 

Billy Larkin (Bryan 1026) 

40 BIG MABLE MURPHY 

Sue Thompson ( Hickory 3541 

41 TOWER OF STRENGTH 

Sue Richards (ABC/Dot DOA 17572) 

42 A POOR MAN’S WOMAN 

Jeanne Pruett I MCA 40440) 

43 PAPER LOVIN’ 

Margo Smith (20th Century TC 2222) 

44 I’M A BELIEVER (IN A WHOLE LOT 
OF LOVIN’) 

Jean Sheppard (UA XW 701-Y) 

45 BLUE EYES AND WALTZES 

Jim Mundy ( ABC 12120) 

46 YOU RING MY BELL 

Ray Griff (Capitol 4126) 

47 DON’T STOP LOVING ME 

Don Gibson ( Hickory H353) 

48 BLACK BEAR ROAD 

C W McCall (MGM 14825) 

49 LOOK AT THEM BEANS 

Johnny Cash (Columbia 3-10177) 

50 INDIAN LOVE CALL 

Ray Stevens I Barnaby 616) 

51 I STILL BELIEVE IN FAIRY TALES 

Tammy Wynette (Epic 8-50145) 

52 FINE TIME TO GET THE BLUES 

Jim Ed Brown (RCA JH 10370) 

53 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ 

Barbara Fairchild (Columbia 3-10195) 

54 BANDY THE RODEO CLOWN 

Moe Bandy (GRC 2070) 

55 ALL AMERICAN MAN 

Johnny Paycheck (Epic 8-50146) 

56 STAY AWAY FROM THE APPLE 
TREE 

Billie Jo Spears (United Artists 653) 

57 CRY LIKE A BABY 

Joe Stampley (ABC/Dot DOA 17575) 

58 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE 

Linda Ronstadt (Capitol 4050) 

59 BIG RIVER 

Chip Taylor (Warner Bros WBS8128) 

60 LOVE PUT A SONG IN MY HEART 

Johnny Rodriguez (Mercury 73715) 

61 ’WE USED TO BE 

Dolly Parton (RCA JH 10396) 

62 THE FIRST TIME 

Freddie Hart (Capitol 4099) 

63 ITS ALL IN THE MOVIES 

Merle Haggard (Capitol P4141 ) 

64 SHE EVEN WOKE ME UP TO SAY 
GOODBYE 

Ronnie Milsap (Warner Bros- 8127) 

65 SHAME ON ME 

Bob Luman (Epic 8-50136) 

66 WESTERN MAN 

LaCosta (Capitol P4139) 

67 I MAY NEVER BE YOUR LOVER 
(BUT I’LL ALWAYS BE YOUR 
FRIEND) 

Bobby G Rice (GRT 028) 


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Amazing Rhythm Aces (ABC 1 2078) 

SOMETHING BETTER TO DO 

Olivia Newton-John (MCA 40459) 

SINCE I MET YOU BABY 

Freddy Fender (GRT 031 ) 

SECRET LOVE 

Freddy Fender (ABC/Dot DOA 17584) 

STONE CRAZY 

Freddy Weller (ABC/Dot 17577) 

THE FIDDLIN’ OF JACQUES PIERRE 
BORDEAUX 

Fiddlin Frenchie Burke & The Outlaws 
(20th Century 2225) 


LOVE ME) 


Mac Davis (Columbia 3-1 0187) 

THE SONG WE FELL IN LOVE TO 

Connie Smith (Columbia 3-10210) 

MEMORIES OF US 

George Jones (Epic 8-50127) 

THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS 

Buck Owens (Capitol P4138) 

SWEET MOLLY 

Houston & Crawford (Epic 8-50134) 

BACK UP AND PUSH 

Bill Black Combo (Hi 5N-2291) 

IT’S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE 

Stella Parton (Soul Country & Blues IROA 088A) 

HELP ME MAKE IT (TO MY ROCKIN’ 
CHAIR) 

BJ ThomaslABC ABP 12121) 

THE NIGHT ATLANTA BURNED 

The Atkins String Co (RCA JH 10346) 

YOU GOT A LOCK ON ME 

Jerry Reed I RCA JH 1 0389) 

I’VE BEEN AROUND ENOUGH TO 
KNOW 

Joel Sonnier (Mercury 73702) 

FLAT NATURAL BORN 

Gary Stewart ( RCA JH 10351) 

WHATEVER I SAY 

Donna Fargo (ABC/Dot DOA 17579) 

’WE RE WAKING UP A SLEEPING 
MEMORY 

Wayne KemplUnited Artists XW678-Y) 

RHINESTONE COWBOY 

Glen Campbell (Capitol 4095) 

FROM WOMAN TO WOMAN 

Tommy Overstreet (ABC/Dot DOA 1 7580) 

OUR MARRIAGE WAS A FAILURE 

Johnny Russell (RCA PB 10403) 

I GOT STONED AND I MISSED IT 

Jim Stafford (MGM M14819) 


A DADDY 

WASTED [ 
NIGHTS 


Kitty Wells (Capricorn CPS 0240) 


MIND 


Freddy Fender I ABC/Dot DOA 1 7558) 

I’ LOVE 

Ronnie Sessions [MCA 40462) 

rHING TO HOLD ON TO 

HensonCargill (Elektra E45273) 

4GS 

Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty (MCA 40420) 

VED YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY 

Melba Montgomery (Elektra E-45272) 

E OF MEMORY 

Eddie Arnold (MGM Ml 4827) 

3 SUGAR 

Mike Lunsford (Starday GO 133) 

IT WITH YOU 

Pat Boone (Melodyland ME 6018) 


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88 


99 


94 


93 


78 


90 


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All American Man (Algee Music — BMI) 55 

All Over Me (Ben Peters &Charsy -BMI) 32 

Another Woman (Dan Penn — BMI/Buzz 

Carson — ASCAP) 15 

A Poor Man's Woman (Jeanne Pruett — BMI) . ... 42 

Anybody Out There (Tree Pub — BMI) 92 

Are You Sure Hank (Baron — BMI) 20 

Back Up And Push (Fi/Bill Black — BMI) 79 

Bandy The Rodeo Clown (Acuff-Rose — BMI) . 54 

Big Mable Murphy (Acuff-Rose — BMI) 40 

Big River (Hi Lo — BMI) 59 

Billy. Get Me IAI Gallico/ Algee - BMI) 38 

Black Bear ( Amer. Gramophone — SESAC) 48 

Blue Eyes and Waltzes (Full Swing -ASCAP) . . 45 

Blue Eyes Crying (Milene — ASCAP) 12 

Bob Wills Is Still (Baron —BMI) 20 

Bringing It Back (Silverline Music — BMI) 23 

Cry Like A Baby (Press — BMI) 57 

Daydreams About (Chess — ASCAP) 13 

Don't Cry (Twittybird BMI) 3 

Don’t Stop Loving Me (Acuff-Rose —BMI) 47 

Everything sThe Same (Combine -BMI) 29 

Feelings Da. nor — BMI) 96 

Fine Time (Tree — BMI) 52 

Flat Natural Born (Forrest Hills — BMI) 85 

From Woman To Woman (Ricci — ASCAP) 89 


Funny How Time (Tree Pub BMI) 21 

Heart To Heart (Short Rose Music -ASCAP) . . .16 

He Loved You Right (Brushape - BMI) . , 97 

Help Me Make It ( Baby Chick — BMI ) 81 

Help Yourself ( MaRee/Porter- Jones — ASCAP) . 36 

Here I Am In Dallas (H Williams Jr. — BMI) 27 

Home (King Coal Music —ASCAP) 4 

I'd Do It With (House of Gold —BMI) 100 

If I Could Only Win (Acuff-Rose -BMI) 2 

If I'm Losing You (Pax-House — BMI) 28 

If You Ever Change (Keca — ASCAP) 30 

I Got Stoned And I Missed It (Evil Eye - BMI) . ... 91 
I Hope You're Feelin' (Don Williams — BMI/ 

Hav-A-Tune ASCAP) 10 

I Like BeerlHallnote -BMI) 22 

I'll Go To My (American Cowboy — BMI) 14 

I m A Believer (Birchfield — BMI) 44 

I May Never Be (Red Ribbon BMI) 67 

I’m Sorry (Cherry Lane — ASCAP) 7 

Indian Giver (Blue Moon -ASCAP) 39 

Indian Love Call (Warner Bros -ASCAP) 50 

I Should Have (Briar Patch/Debdave BMI) .... 25 
I Still Believe In Fairy Tales (Tree - BMI) 51 

I Still Love (Screen Gems-Col./ 

Songpainter/Sweet Glory -BMI) 74 

It Doesn't Matter (Spanka BMI) .58 


It's All In The Movies (Shade Tree BMI) 63 

It's Not Funny (Owlofus — ASCAP/ 

Myownah BMI) 80 

I've Been Around (Hall-Clement BMI) 84 

Look At Them Beans (Tree BMI) 49 

Love Is A Rose (Silver Fiddle BMI) 33 

Love Put ASong In My(Pi-Gem BMI) 60 

Makin' Love (Tree BMI) 94 

Memories Of Us (Tree BMI) 76 

Middle of Memory ( Rawhide BMI) 98 

Mirror. Mirror (Music Craftshop -ASCAP) 37 

One Monkey Don't (Forrest Hills BMI) 19 

Our Marriage Was (Hall-Clement BMI) 90 

Paper Lovin' (Jidobi BMI) 43 

Rhinestone (20th Century/Weiss ASCAP) 88 

Rocky (Strawberry Hill Music ASCAP) 9 

San Antonio Stroll (Unichappell -BMI) 5 

Sanctuary (Chappell Music -ASCAP) 35 

Say Forever You'll [Owepar BMI) 1 

Secret Love (Warner Bros ASCAP) 71 

Shame On Me ( Regent/Fort Knox ASCAP) . 65 
She Even Woke Me Up (Acuff-Rose BMI) . ... 64 
Since I Met You BabylUnichappell - BMI) 70 
Something Better To Do (ATV BMI) 69 

Something To Hold (Ben Peters BMI) 95 

Stay Away (Unart/ Brougham Hall BMI) 56 


Stone Crazy (Music City ASCAP) 72 

Sugar Sugar (Don Kirshner BMI) 99 

Sweet Molly (Central Songs BMI) 78 

The Battle Of New Orleans (Warden BMI) . . . 77 
The Fiddlin' Of Jacques (Acuff-Rose/ 

Hill& Range BMI) 73 

The First Time (Hartline BMI) 62 

The Letter (Asleep At The Wheel BMI) 26 

The Night Atlanta Burned I Acuff-Rose - BMI) 82 
The Song We (Acuff-Rose/Milene ASCAP) . . . 75 

Thanks (Famous ASCAP) 24 

Third Rate Romance (4th Floor ASCAP) 68 

This Is My Year For Mexico (Jack BMI I 17 

Today I Started Loving (Blue Book BMI) . 34 

Tower Of Strength (Famous ASCAP) 41 

Turn Out The Lights (Hall-Clement BMI) . .6 

Wasted Days (Travis - BMI) 93 

We re Waking A Sleeping (Tree BMI) 87 

Western Man (Al Gallico BMI) 66 

We Used To Be (Owepar BMI) 61 

Whatever I Say (Prima Donna BMI) 86 

What In The World's (Starfire Music ASCAP) ... 8 

What's Happened To (Baron BMI) 11 

You Got A Lock On Me (Vector BMI) 83 

You Never Even (Kama Rippa - ASCAP) 18 

You Ring My Bell (Blue Echo ASCAP) . ... .46 

You've Lost (Screen Gems/Col BMI) 53 



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DON’T STOP LOVING ME - Don Gibson - H3G 
4524 

Don Gibson, one of the most revered, imitated 
and respected artists and writers in the country 
music field — an artist's artist — has delivered 
one of his best. Beginning with his current hit, 
"Don't Stop Loving Me,” the other selections in- 
clude "Too Soon To Know," "A Perfect Moun- 
tain," "Guess Away The Blues," "There Goes My 
Everything," “I Don't Think I II Ever (Get Over 
You),” "You've Got To Stop Loving Me Darling,” 
"What's Happened To Me," “The World Is Wait- 
ing For The Sunshine," “Don't Take All Your Lov- 
ing,” and “Praying Hands." 


THIS SONG'S FOR YOU — Sherry Bryce — MGM 
M3G 5000 

Sherry Bryce puts a lot of heart into her coun- 
try on this LP produced by Dick Glasser, She also 
shows the power of her pen on “This Song's For 
You," “For Husbands And Lovers," “Baby Blue" 
and "Alabama — The Heart Of Dixie" One of our 
favorites is “Congratulations.” It's good listening 
and the listening sounds like good charting. 


BIG MABLE MURPHY - Sue Thompson - 
Hickory H3G 4523 

Opening with her current finger-snapping nov- 
elty hit of "Big Mable Murphy," Sue Thompson 
moves right on into the Mickey Newbury-penned 
“Baby's Not Home." “Till I Kissed You," plus 
others such as “Big Daddy," and “I Can't Stop 
Loving You. " Sue belts them out — country style 
with a Theresa Brewer flavor. Produced by 
Wesley Rose, this one sounds like it has a lot of 
charting coming up 


LOVELIGHT — Guy & Ralna — Ranwood R 8146 

Guy and Ralna come up with fine blends of 
harmonization on this Glenn Sutton produced 
LP With a simple basic country track, this famous 
Lawrence Welk duo has included top hit stan- 
dards as "Mom And Dad's Waltz,” "Singing My 
Song," "Diggy Liggy Lo." “Little Green Apples," 
“It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’," "Together Again," 
"I'm Gonna Write A Song," "Rose Garden," 
"We've Got It All Together Now,” "King Of The 
Road, ""Until The End Of Time," and “Lovelight.” 


JERIS ROSS - ABC/Dot DOSD 2046 

In her first LP for ABC/Dot, Jeris Ross has de- 
livered a sampling of her very competent ability 
to handle a tune ranging from ballad to uptempo, 
country and mor — laid back country Produced 
by Ron Chancery, the cuts include "I'd Rather Be 
Picked Up Here," “I Know The Feelin’," “What'll I 
Tell The Kids," "Pictures On Paper," "Sing A 
Song To Your Baby,” "Moontan,” “Midnight 
Flyer," "Just Like Your Daddy,” "Chapel Of 
Love," "Burning Love From Both Ends” and 
“Everything You Always Wanted To Know." 
There's a lot of good listening on this LP that is 
recommended fora good listen. 


SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS - Dick Feller - 
Asylum 7E 1044 

All the songs on this LP were penned by Dick 
Feller, the man that brought the "Purple Bear" 
into being There is simply no way to review Dick 
Feller's singles and particularly a whole group of 
Dick Feller songs. Enough to be said is he re- 
cites, sings and writes about life, then leads the 
listener into a world of make believe, sorrow or 
love like the pied-piper. As a bonus Elektra 
Asylum has printed a full set of the lyrics on the 
back cover of the LP Produced by Larry Butler, 
the cuts include “Money. Trouble, And Love." 
“Some Days Are Diamonds," “Louie, Don't Give 
Up," "Richards Slide Blues.” "One Sweet 
Reason," "Uncle Hiram And The Homemade 
Beer,” “More Or Less" and "A Room For A Boy 
— Never Used," “Diesel Gypsy," "Texas Katey," 
and "Let It Ride." 


WINDSONG - John Denver - RCA APL1-1183 

This LP was shipped platinum and John 
Denver has written his own review inside the 
front cover — “I wanted to share the songs that 
the wind makes . , to share her music with you in 
the same way that I am able to share mine. In the 
many hours and days that we spent trying to re- 
cord all that I hear in the wind, what I found was 
that you simply can’t get it on tape. I hope that, at 
some time in your life, you II be able to go 
someplace where it s quiet, where there are no 
cars, no dogs barking, no planes passing over- 
head. and that you will be able to listen to all of 
the music that she gives us. If you're really lucky, 
you'll be able to sit by a lake at the foot of a 
mountain and hear a storm come and go. There 
is beautiful, beautiful music here All you have to 
do is listen.” 


CLEARLY LOVE — Olivia Newton-John - MCA 
2148 

Olivia Newton-John has the unique talent that 
can only be termed “universal." She is "at home" 
anywhere — pop. country, mor — or whatever 
This LP clearly shows this versatility with a 
sampling for everyone's taste. One of our 
favorites is "Let It Shine" with other cuts being 
"Something Better To Do." “Lovers,” "Slow 
Down. Jackson," "Summertime Blues," “Sail Into 
Tomorrow." “Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying,” 
"Clearly Love.” 1 He's My Rock," “Just A Lot Of 
Folk," 1 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" and 
"Let It Shine " John Farrar has used keyboard, 
electric, acoustic, bass and steel guitars, drum, 
bass. 5-string banjo plus background vocal to 
produce the perfect marriage of sound that 
makes for top listening. 


PRISONER IN DISGUISE - Linda Ronstadt - 
Asylum 7E-1 2045 

Produced by Peter Asher, this LP is unique in 
its simplicity and purity of sound, a sound that is 
interwoven with the compelling hypnotic de- 
livery of Linda Ronstadt. Basically most cuts 
carry a slow-moving, laid back country flavor us- 
ing banjo, fiddle, slide guitar plus basic rhythm, 
while others pick up a gospel flavor, but running 
throughout is the “now” sound of today. Bands 
include "Love Is A Rose." Hey Mister, That's Me 
Up On The Jukebox," "Roll Um Easy." Tracks Of 
My Tears,” "Prisoner In Disguise," “Heat Wave," 
“Many Rivers To Cross," “The Sweetest Gift." 
"You Tell Me That I'm Falling Down." "I Will 
Always Love You." and “Silver Blue.” 


NIGHTRIDER — Charlie Daniels Band — Kama 
Sutra 0698 

Shades of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys 
with that good ole' Western Swing — that's the 
sound of this LP by The Charlie Daniels band 
Produced by Paul Hornsby and recorded in 
Mactin in the Capricorn Studios, you can hear 
traces of all the "old timers" that set the sound of 
today's music many years ago. Cuts include 
"Texas,” “Willie Jones." “Evil,” Everything Is 
Kinda' Right." "Funky Junky." “Birmingham 
Blues." "Damn Good Cowboy" and "Tomorrow's 
Gonna Be Another Day." 


THE FIRST TIME — Freddie Hart - Capitol ST 
11449 

No one can review this LP better than the late 
Bill Williams who wrote the liner notes and said 
“It's not easy when Freddie Hart is concerned 
The contents are intertwined in emotions, 
episodes in music, to which we can all relate, 
particularly as Freddie puts it across. He makes 
each of the motions believable, even those with 
the thin lines which separate them And all of the 
emotions are there. This is all over-simplified, for 
such notes should serve as a guide as to what is 
inside, rather than a compilation of each song 
The important thing is that Freddie Hart captures 
the mood, the feeling, the meaning and manages 
to transplant each to the listener." Produced by 
George Richey, the cuts are "The First Time,” 
"Goodbye Joke," "Because I Love You." 
"Sweatin' It Out," "It Ain’t Over Yet," "You Are 
The Song Inside Of Me." “Daddy All Day Sun- 
day," "A Tree In The Meadow," "Warm Side Of 
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RONNIE MILSAP (RCA PB 1 0420) 

Justin Case (2:57) (Pi-Gems — BMI) (Hugh Moffatt) 

From the RCA LP “Night Things" comes this Tom Collins, Jack D Johnson pro- 
duced ballad Ronnie adds his distinctive vocal to a sad lyric. Look for top charting on 
thisone. 

ELVIS PRESLEY (RCA JA 10401 PB 10401) 

Bringing It Back (2:58) (Silverline — BMI) (G. Gordon) 

Since RCA has released two sides on this single by the King, all we can say is take 
your pick. One is uptempo — Bringing It Back," while the other is a semi-ballad: 
“Pieces Of My Life.” Both were pulled from Elvis' “Today” LP We prefer “Bringing It 
Back.” 

GEORGE JONES (Epic 8-50127) 

I Just Don't Give A Damn (2:44) ( Uncanny — BMI) (George Jones/Jimmy Peppers) 
Pulled from his LP. “Memories Of Us," George Jones sings about "I Just Don't Give 
A Damn," but the lyric is wrong everyone gives a damn it's getting heavy 
airplay and sounds like a #1 hit. 

BILLY EDD WHEELER (Capitol P4149) 

Baby Martin (2:56) (Imagination — ASCAP) (Billy Edd Wheeler) 

Billy Edd's first release on Capitol shows a refreshing and different side of the 
versatile artist/writer/performer, and could be a country chart climber with definite 
crossover possibilities. Excellent production by Jerry Chesnut. 

ARLEEN HARDEN (Capitol P4148) 

Roll On Sweet Mississippi (312) (Music City — ASCAP/Combine — BMI) (R Mor- 
rison/W Anthony) 

Arleen Harden delivers an uptempo vocal that is heavily flavored with a gospel 
sound. Capturing the "feel" of the river's magic and magnitude, this was pulled from 
the LP. “I Could Almost Say Goodbye.” and was produced by Frank Jones. 

PORTER WAGONER! RCA JH 10411 PB 10411) 

Indian Creek (2:28) (Owepar — BMI) (Porter Wagoner) 

This one is almost a “one-man band." It was written, arranged, produced, and 
published by Porter. Heavy with the sound of Indian drums, and busy with a tradi- 
tional "Indian" sound, it is fast moving . . . like chart-wise. 

BOBBY BARE [ RCA JH 1 0409 PB 1 0409) 

Cowboys And Daddys (3:08) (Wilber/Martin Cooper — ASCAP) (Marty Cooper) 

Bobby Bare loves kids and this lyric is about a daddy that just sees his son on Sun- 
days and the sadness of parting when "their" day is over. Bobby co-produced with Bill 
Rice and the track is a perfect arrangement for the lyric content 

HANK THOMPSON (ABC/Dot DOA 1 7583) 

Too Young (2:19) (Jefferson — ASCAP) (S Dee. S. Lippman) 

From the LP. "Hank Thompson Sings Hits Of Nat King Cole." comes this Ricci 
Mareno produced single. Nat King Cole he's not, but Hank, he is. which makes for a 
good chart contender 

DAVID WILLS (Epic 8-501 54) 

She Deserves My Very Best (2 46) (Shelmer-Poe/Unichappell - BMI) (B Duncan) 
From the LP, “Everybody's Country" comes this lyric which is a love song to a good 
wife Produced by Charlie Rich and Sy Rosenberg, it has the flavor of “Honey" and 
sounds like top charting. 

O. B. McCLINTON (Mercury 73720) 

Just In Case (2:78) (Cross Keys — ASCAP) (O. B McClinton) 

This is the first release for O. B McClinton on the Mercury label. With an all-new 
sound, and calling himself the “Chocolate Cowboy,” O.B has delivered a powerful 
vocal set to a driving uptempo track produced by Jerry Kennedy. Sounds like the 
"Chocolate Cowboy" is out riding to the top 

JERRY WALLACE [MGM M 14832) 

Georgia Rain (2:57) FourToy(BMI) (Willie (Carroll) Reinen) 

There's no doubt, when Jerry Wallace sings and Joe Johnson produces they are 
going to come up with a good charting sound. This single about rain comes from the 
"Jerry Wallace" Lp 

Cal Smith (MCA Records MCA 40467) 

Jason’s Farm (3:29) (Pick-A-Hit — BMI) (John Adrian) 

Cal Smith, the man that gave us "Country Bumpkin," among other hits, has come up 
with another strong one produced by Walter Haynes. Again, it's about country living 
and has that sweet sound of successful charting 

MARIE OWENS (4 Star 5-1019) 

Someone Loves You Honey (2:55) (Music City — ASCAP) (Don Devaney) 

The intro is slow-moving, the steel guitar wails, but it's not a sad song. It's a love 
song, straight from the heart, right to the chart. Produced by Joe Johnson 

DEBI HAWKINS (Warner Bros. WBS 8140) 

'Mien I Stop Dreaming (2:32) (Acuff-Rose — BMI) (Ira and Charles Louvin) 

Debi has delivered a solid country vocal on this Charlie and Ira Louvin standard. 
Produced by Norris Wilson, it carries the perfect marriage of right vocal and right 
track, and sounds like right-on — on the chart, that is. 

ROBERT ALLEN JENKINS (MGM 14828) 

Summer Of ’65 (2:57) (Singletree — BMI) (Robert Jenkins/Lyn Jenkins) 

Dave Burgess has produced this uptempo, bouncy tune about remembering a love 
"in the back seat" which has lasted. There's lots of good licks here and there on the 
harmonica and steel. It might be about '65 but it sounds like '75 and that’s NOW. 

MUNDO RAY (Epic 8-50141) 

She Brings Her Lovin’ Home To Me (2:36) (Makamillion — BMI) (R. Earwood) 

A jukebox record, Mundo Ray vocalizes about the girl that looks like she might 
but doesn't 'cause she loves the man at home. Produced by Natalie Rosenberg and 
Henry Strzelecki. it is already getting airplay. 

ROY ACUFF, JR. (Hickory H-358) 

’Mien She’s Thirty (2:1 1) (Milene — ASCAP) (Roy Acuff, Jr.) 

It's a bouncy, light uptempo sound delivered by Roy Acuff, Jr. on this Wesley Rose 
produced selection. Sounds like good box and chart action. 


ZOOTFENSTER (Antique IRDA 106- A A 1408-A) 

The Man On Page 602 (2:10) (Georgene — BMI) (G. Winters/H. Fischer/E. Strasser) 
Sears & Roebuck never had so much publicity. It had to happen. Of course there 
had to be a song written about Page 602. It could be a monster, at least it's being sold, 
played, talked and “giggled" about. 


continued fr pg. 34 

Where Love Begins — Bobby Bare — RCA 
Roll You — M Gilley & B Benton — Playboy 
Me And Old CB — Dave Dudley — United Artists 
She Brings Her Lovin' HomeTo Me —Mundo Ray 
Help Me — Cathy O'Shea — Monument 
Since I Met You — Freddy Fender — GRT 
Today I Started Loving — Sammi Smith — Mega 


WMC - MEMPHIS 

Easy As Pie — Billy “Crash" Craddock — ABC/Dot 
She Deserves My Very Be st — David Wi I Is — Epic 
Pieces Of My Life — Elvis Presley — RCA 


WINN - LOUISVILLE 

Whatever I Say — Donna Fargo — ABC/Dot 


Back Up And PUsh — Bill Black Combo — Hi 
Where Love Begins — Gene Watson — Capitol 
Secret Love — Freddy Fender — ABC/Dot 
Sugar Sugar — Mike Lunsford — Starday 
Easy As Pie — Billy "Crash" Craddock — ABC/Dot 
Cowboys And Daddys — Bobby Bare — RCA 
Me And Old CB — Dave Dudley — United Artists 


WBAP - FORT WORTH 

Whatever I Say — Donna Fargo — ABC/Dot 
The Song We Fel I — Con nie Smith — Col umbia 
Average Man — Billy Parker — Sunshine Country 
Since I Met You Baby — Freddy Fender — GRT 
Where Love Begins — Gene Watson — Capitol 
Lust Affai r — Mel Street — GRT 
All American Man — Johnny Paycheck — Epic 
When I Stop Dreaming — Debbie Hawkins — WB 


continued fr pg. 34 

Roll You Like A Wheel 

Mickey Gilley & Barbi 
Benton (Playboy) 

She’s Not Yours Anymore 

Ferlin Husky (ABC/Dot) 

Start All Over Again 

Johnny Carver (ABC/Dot) 


The Door’s Always Open 

Lois Johnson (20th Century) 

Then I’ll Be Over You 

Rex Allen Jr. (Warner Brothers) 

Where Love Begins 

Gene Watson (Capitol) 

Who Will I Be Loving Now 

Carmol Taylor (Elektra) 


1975CMADJ Awards Finalists 


NASHVILLE — The third and final bal- 
lots for CMA’s "DJ of the Year" awards 
have been mailed to CMA members in 
the disk jockey category. Finalists in the 
three categories are: Category #1 (under 
50.000 population) Billy Dilworth, WLET, 
Toccoa. Georgia: Hiram Higsby, KDHL, 
Faribault, Minnesota: Skip Nelson, 
KWMT. Ford Dodge, Iowa: Cal Owens, 
WLAQ, Rome, Georgia; Ramblin' Lou 
Schriver, WXRL, Lancaster, New York. 

Category #2 (50.000 to 500,000 popu- 
lation) Billy C. Cole, WHO, Des Moines, 
Iowa; Tom Miller. WBT, Charlotte, North 
Carolina; Mike Oatman, KFDI, Wichita, 
Kansas; Lee Ranson, WXCL, Peoria, Il- 
linois; Buddy Ray, WWVA, West Virginia; 
Tom "Cat" Reeder, WDON, Wheaton, 
Maryland; Dave Stone, KPIK, Colorado 


Springs, Colorado. 

Category #3 (over 500,000) Les 
Acree, WMC, Memphis, Tennessee; 
Deano Day, WDEE, Detroit, Michigan; 
Don Day, WBAP, Fort Worth, Texas; 
Ralph Emery, WSM. Nashville, Ten- 
nessee; Hairl Hensley, WSM. Nashville, 
Tennessee; Larry Scott, KLAC, Los 
Angeles. California; Skeets Yaney, 
KSTL. St. Louis, Missouri. 

The first ballot — the nominating ballot 
— was sent to all CMA members. Those 
disk jockeys receiving five or more 
nominations were listed on the second 
ballot and their names were sent to mem- 
bers of CMA in the disk jockey category 
only. The final ballot lists the names 
shown here Winners will be announced 
during CMA's 17th anniversary banquet 
and show to be held October 1 7, 1975 


Talent Buyer’s Meet Set For Oct. 1 0-1 3 


NASHVILLE — Talent buyers from 
across the nation will again journey to 
Nashville for “SAAY 75" (Seminar — 
Answers & Assistance For You), a four 
day seminar on Oct 10, 11. 12. and 13 
which will feature numerous workshops, 
meetings and live country talent per- 
formances. 

“This is our third annual seminar." said 
Bob Neal, chairman of the seminar com- 


mittee “Indications are that we will have 
the largest numberof registrants ever." 

The event will be filled with dis- 
cussions on such subjcets as basic con- 
tracts, problems of contracts, parks, 
auditoriums, free grandstand vs paid 
grandstand, and types of agencies from 
which to buy talent. 

Invitations have been extended to 
operators of state and county fairs, parks, 
theme parks and auditoriums. 


“Someone Loves You Honey” 
Marie Owens 

4-Star Records 

(4S-1019) 



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ACUFF WELCOMES GIBSON - Don 

Gibson, (I) smiles out at the crowd as Roy 
Acuff welcomes him back into the circle 
of WSM Grand Ole Opry cast regulars. 
Gibson, who records for Hickory 
Records, returned to the Opry cast re- 
cently with a dramatic performance that 
roused the packed Opry House out of 
their seats, demanding an encore from 
the great writer-artist. Don's current 
Hickory hit is "Don't Stop Loving Me." 


CMA Awards 
Talent Lineup 

NASHVILLE — On Monday. Oct 13 at 
9:00 pm CDT the Ninth Annual Country 
Music Association Awards Show will be 
telecast live from the stage of the Grand 
Ole Opry House in Nashville. At that 
time, winners in each of ten categories 
will be announced, as well as the newest 
addition to the Country Music Hall of 
Fame 

The CBS network show will be co- 
hosted by Glen Campbell and Charley 
Pride. Presenters and/or performers in- 
clude: Bill Anderson. Lynn Anderson. 
Chet Atkins. Bobby Bare. Glen 
Campbell. Crash Craddock. Mac Davis, 
Donna Fargo, Freddy Fender. Ten- 
nessee Ernie Ford. Mickey Gilley. Bob- 
by Goldsboro. Freddie Hart. George 
Jones. Pee Wee King. Loretta Lynn. 
Ronnie Milsap. Anne Murray. Willie 
Nelson. Dolly Parton. Minnie Pearl. 
Charley Pride. Charlie Rich, Johnny 
Rodriguez. Gary Stewart. Mel Ti II is. 
Tanya Tucker. Conway Twitty. Jom T wit- 
ty, Porter Wagoner Mac Wiseman and 
Tammy Wynette 



WASHINGTON — Governor Evans has proclaimed October Country Music Month Ac- 
cepting the governor's proclamation from Secretary of State Bruce Chapman is 
KAYO s program director and morning personality Ben Peyton. 


Porter And Dolly Evolve Their Biz 


NASHVILLE — Porter Wagoner and Dol- 
ly Parton have announced, during a joint 
news conference held Sept 29 in 
Nashville, a complete restructuring of 
their business organizations. Due to the 
diversity of their organization and the 
mushrooming of Dolly's career. Don 
Warden has been appointed as Dolly's 
professional manager: Lewis Owens will 
now become more involved in new areas 
of production and publishing Warden, 
known as a steel guitar artist, singer and 
publisher with 22 years of experience in 
all phases of the music business, comes 
to the management post as, according to 
Wagoner "the most qualified of anyone I 
know in the music business." 

Porter Wagoner will continue to pro- 
duce Dolly's records for RCA and 
negotiate her business with that com- 
pany He will also assume management 
of Fireside Recording Studio in Nash- 
ville, a studio which is jointly owned by 
Parton and Wagoner 

Other appointments within the or- 
ganization will include Ernie Northrup as 
Wagoner's road manager; Jerry Owens, 
drummer, will now take over main- 
tenance of Wagoner's bus. while Pee 
Wee Rodgers, who has worked for David 
Houston for the past five years, will 
replace Warden on steel with Wagoner's 
band. 

Ann Kosloff, who has been affiliated 
with Tree Publishing Co. for the past 


eight years, will now assume manage- 
ment of Owepar Publishing Co., a com- 
pany owned jointly by the two principals 
- Parton and Wagoner, while Carla 
Scarborough will work as administrator 
for foreign publishing for Owepar and 
serve as Wagoner's assistant in general 
areas of the studio and publishing com- 
pany Joan McGriff. who has been 
Wagoner's personal secretary for several 
years, will continue in that post 

Mike Shackley. formerly with RCA will 
now operate Fireside Studio as chief 
engineer and technician 

Dolly Parton. whose career is spiralling 
ever upward, is one of the most out- 
standing female artists and writers in 
today's music world Her current just re- 
leased single, which was self-penned is 
titled "We Used To Be" is at 63-bullet in 
the Cash Box country charts and was 
taken from her LP titled "Dolly " 

Porter Wagoner, a legendary artist in 
the country field, holds many honors and 
hosts his own syndicated TV show, as 
well as maintaining an extensive concert 
schedule. 

Although their careers have now taken 
on new dimensions. Dolly Parton and 
Porter Wagoner still record as duet 
artists, particularly on album product, 
however they hold the #1 -bullet spot 
with Cash Box on the singles chart with 
their duet titled "Say Forever You Will 
Be Mine ” 





ASYLUM ARTIST JACKSON BROWNE is pictured backstage at The Main Point Club in 
Bryn Mawr. Pennsylvania during his recent six-day benefit engagement there The 
performances, held Sept. 4 through Sept. 9. were in support of the well-known 
showcase Browne returned to his earlier performing format of a duo with David 
Lindley. his long-time accompanist, who also opened the benefit dates. All income 
from the shows was contributed to the financially endangered club. Shown from left 
are Jackson Browne. Main Point owner and operator Bill Scarborough and David 
Lindley. 


SPANKY & OUR GANG, fresh out of the studio after recording their first LP for Epic 
Records were joined at their opening night at L A ’s Roxy Theater by Columbia re- 
cording star Janis Ian. who was in town for television appearances. Pictured above 
are (I to r) Spanky McFarland: Mark Hartley. Epic Records product manager: Janis 
Ian; and Steve Slutzah. Epic associate director for product management and artist de- 
velopment. 


DURING A LAYOVER on their current eight week tour Roger Miller (on the left) 
dropped in to visit A&M recording stars The Captain (on the right) and Tennille 
(center). 


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vital statistics looking ahead 


A. survey of key radio stations in all important markets throughout the country to determine by per- 
centage of those reporting which releases are being added to station play lists this week for the first 
time and also fhe degree of concentration combining previous reports Percentage figures on left in- 
dicate how many of the stations reporting this week have added the following titles to their play list for 
the first time. Percentage figures on right include total from left plus the percentage title received in 
prior week or weeks 


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TITLE ARTIST LABEL 

% OF 

STATIONS 
ADDING 
TITLES TO 
PROG. 
SCHED. 
THIS WEEK 

TOTAL % OF 
STATIONS 
TO HAVE 
ADDED 
TITLES TO 
PROG. 
SCHED. 
TO DATE 




1. island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

66% 

71 % 

2 . Low Rider — War — United Artists 

18% 

55% ! 

3. Heat Wave — Linda Ronstadt — 
Asylum 

12% 

47% 

4. Letting Go - Wings - Capitol 

11% 

21% j 

5. Nights On Broadway - Bee Gees - 
RSO 

11% 

21% 

6. Lady Blue - Leon Russell - Shelter 

10% 

52% 

7. This Will Be - Natalie Cole — Capitol 

10% 

53% ; 

8. Who Loves You - Four Seasons - 
Warner Bros. 

9% 

73% 

9. Lyin’ Eyes - Eagles - Asylum 

8% 

88% 

10. S.O.S. - Abba - Atlantic 

8% 

52% 

1 1 . Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen - 
Col. 

8% 

38% 

12. Rockin’ All Over The World - John 
Fogarty — Elektra 

8% 

1 9% 

1 3. Just Too Many People — Melissa 
Manchester - Arista 

8% 

1 5% 

14. You - George Harrison - Apple 

7% 

37% 

15. Miracles - Jefferson Starship - 
Grunt 

6% 

77% 

16. Diamonds & Rust - Joan Baez — 
A&M 

6% 

18% 

17. They Just Can’t Stop St (The Games 
People Play) — Spinners - Atlantic 

6% 

81% 

18. The Way 1 Want To Touch You — 
Captain & TenniSSe — A&M 

6% 

42% 

19. Something Better To Do - Olivia 
Newton-John — MCA 

6% 

30% 

20. Do It Any Way You Wanna - People’s 
Choice — TSOP 

k 

6% 

54% 


#46 

Island Girl (3:46) 

Elton John - MCA MCA 40461 

100 Universal City Palza. Universal 
City. Ca. 

PUB Big Pig/Leeds — ASCAP 

PROD: Gus Dodges 

WRITERS: Elton John. Bernie Taupin 


#74 

Calypso (3:32) 

John Denver — RCA PB 1 0353 

1 133 Ave of Americas. N.Y.. N.Y 
PUB' Cherry Lane — ASCAP 
PROD: Milt Okun & Kris O'Conner 
WRITER John Denver 


#76 

Mexico (2:57) 

James Taylor — Warner Bros. WBS 
81 37 

3300 Warner Blvd. Burbank . Ca 
PUB: Country Road — BMI 
PROD: Lenny Waronker & Russ 
Titleman 

WRITER JamesTaylor 
FLIP Gorilla 


#92 

Fancy Lady (3:26) 

Billy Preston - A&M 1735-3 

1416 No. LaBrea Ave.. Hollywood. Ca 
PUB Irving/WEP — BMI 
PROD: Malcolm Cecil. Robert 
Margouleff & Billy Preston 
WRITERS: Billy Preston. Syreeta 
Wright 


#94 

Just A Smile (3:03) 

Pilot - Capitol 4135 

PUB 1 750 No. Vine St.. Hollywood. 
Ca. 

PUB- Al Gallico — BMI 
PROD: Alan Parsons 
WRITERS. D Paton & B Lyall 


#95 

What’s Happened To Blue Eyes (2:19) 
Jessi Colter - Capitol 4087 

1750 No Vine St.. Hollywood. Ca. 
PUB Baron — BMI 
PROD: Ken Mansfield. Waylon 
Jennings 

WRITER: Jessi Colter 

FLIP' You Ain't Never Been Loved 


#97 

We Been Singing Songs (3:20) 

Baron Stewart - United Artists XW 
686Y 

6920 Sunset Blvd. . Los Angeles. Ca. 
PUB Eyes Havet/Unichappell/Unart 
—BMI 

PROD: Dallas Smith 
WRITER Baron Stewart 
FLIP: Time 


#98 

Nothin’ Heavy (3:25) 

David Bellamy — WB/Curb WBS 8123 

3300 Warner Blvd. . Burbank. Ca 

PUB: Famous — ASCAP 

PROD Phil Gernhard & Tony Scott i 

WRITER- David Bellamy 

FLIP Baby. You're Not a Legend 


101 EASY EVIL 

(Zapata Music ASCAP) 

T ravis Wammack (Capricorn CPS-0242) 


102 VOLARE 

(Robbins/S. D H M -ASCAP) 
Al Martino (Capitol 4131) 


103 DO IT YOURSELF 

(Robin-Song/Tomeja ASCAP) 
Gloria Gaynor ( MGM M 1 4823) 


104 LOVE ME NOW 

(Almo/Giva -ASCAP) 
Gino Vannelli (A&M 1732) 


1 05 MESSIN’ WITH MY MIND 

(Gospel Birds - BMI) 

Labelle (Epic 8-50140) 


106 ICE CREAM SODAS AND 
LOLLIPOPS AND A RED HOT 
SPINNING TOP 

l Songwriters of America BMI) 

Paul Delicate (Artists of America AOA 101 ) 

107 I DON’T LOVE YOU BUT I 
THINK I LIKE YOU 

( MAM — A^PAP) 

Gilbert O'Sullivan (MAM 3644) 


108 I GO TO PIECES 

Norma/Vicki BMI) 

Cotton. Lloyd & Christain (20th Cent 2217) 


THIN ICE 

(Lost Cabin — BMI) 

Ozark Mtn Daredevils (A&M 1 709) 


HEY THERE LITTLE FIREFLY 
PARTS 

'Sound of Nolan/Chelsea — BMI) 

Firefly {A&M 1736) 


111 I’M STILL GONNA NEED YOU 

(Marfundi /Unichappell -BMI) 

Osmonds (MGM M-14831) 


112 OH BABY 

(AdamR Levy & Father/Rush — BMI) 
Wayne Miran [ Roulette 71 76) 


113 AS S LOOK INTO THE FIRE 

(House Of Living — ASCAP) 


114 


115 


116 


117 


118 


119 


120 


Heartsfield ( Mercury 73706) 


NEVER BEEN ANY REASON 

(Zuckschanka/lrving Music -- BMI) 

Head East (A&M 1718) 


OVER MY HEAD 

l Rockhopper Music inc -ASCAP) 
Fleetwood Mac ! Reprise RPS 1 339) 


MAGIC IN MY LIFE 

Durango — ASCAP) 

The Fifth Dimension (ABC 12136) 


LOOKOUT 

( Stay High - ASCAP) 

Sons Of Champlin (Ariola America 7606) 


COME AND GET YOUR LOVE 

i Ackee Music Inc -ASCAP) 

Roger Daltrey (MCA 40453) 


DON’T IT MAKE YOU WANNA 
DANCE 

'Prophecy Pub -ASCAP) 

Rusty Wier (20th Century 2219) 


JUST OUT OF REACH 

(FourStar Music — BMI) 

Perry Como 'RCA JH-10402) 


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ROBERTA FLACK 

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Telephone: (212) 421-2021 



#99 

Wake Up (3: 12) 

Law - GRC 2072 

1 74 Mills Street. Atlanta. Ga. 

PUB Act One — BMI 
PROD' Ron Albert. Howard Albert for 
Fat Albert Prod. 

WRITER' Ronnie Cunningham 
FLIP' Tootin' 


#100 

I’ll Go To My Grave Loving You (2:46) 
Statler Bros. - Mercury 73687 

1 IBM Plaza. Chicago. Ill 
PUB: American Cowboy — BM! 
WRITER: D Reid 

FLIP: You've Been Like A Mother To 
Me 


121 NO ROLLIN’ BOOGIE 

'No Exit - BMI) 

Eric Quincy Tate (GRC GR 2067) 


122 BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL 

i Irving — BMI) 

Papa Doo Run Run (RCA JH 10404) 


1 23 SOMETHING LACKING IN ME 

' Dick James/Nozy -BMI) 

Nigel Olsson 'Rocket PIG 40455) 


124 LOVE HURTS 

' House of Bryant Publications - BMI) 
Nazareth (A&M AM 1671 ) 


125 MACHINES 

Minta/Triple 1 -ASCAP) 
John LiVigni 'Raintree 2204) 






WABC - NEW YORK 

Run Joey Run — David Geddes — Atlantic 
Ballroom Blitz — Sweet — Capitol 
Rocky — Austin Roberts — Private Stock 
Lyin Eyes — Eagles Asylum 
Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
14 To 7 — I'm Sorry — John Denver 
8 To 3 — Dance With Me — Orleans 
6 To 2 — Fame — David Bowie 

WPGC - WASHINGTON 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

Change With The Times — Van McCoy — Avco 

LowRider — War — UA 

13To6 — Bad Blood NeilSedaka 

1 7 To 9 — Feelings - Morris Albert 

20 To 13 — This Will Be — Natalie Cole 

25 To 1 7 — Who Loves You — Four Seasons 

26 To 19 — Heat Wave — Linda Ronstadt 

28 To 20 — SOS — Abba 

29 To 22 — The Way I Want — Captain & Tennille 

KIOA - DES MOINES 

Brazil — Ritchie Family — 20th Century 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

Love Is Bigger Than Baseball — Jeff Allan 

21 To 16 — Miracles — Jefferson Starship 
26 To 12 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 

18 To 13 — Who Loves You — Four Seasons 

WLAV - GRAND RAPIDS 

LowRider — War — UA 

Let s Live Together — Road Apples — Polydor 

You — George Harrison —Apple 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

26 To 16 — Do It Any Way You — People's Choice 

21 To 14 — Letting Go — Wings 

22 To 1 1 — Who Loves You — Four Seasons 

1 3 To 8 — They Just Can t Stop — Spin ners 

14 To 6 — Run Joey Run — David Geddes 
8 To 2 — Lyin Eyes — Eagles 

Extra To 20 — Heat Wave — Linda Ronstadt 

WHB - KANSAS CITY 

Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka — Rocket 
Rocky — Austin Roberts — Private Stock 
Who Loves You — Four Seasons — WB 
Lyin' Eyes — Eagles —Asylum 
Brazil — Ritchie Family — 20th Century 
How Long — Pointer Sisters — Blue Thumb 

14 To 5 — Mr Jaws — Dickie Goodman 

WERC - BIRMINGHAM 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
Saturday Night — Bay City Rollers — Arista 
Nights On Broadway — Bee Gees — RSO 
Lonely School Year — Hudson Brothers — Rocket 
Fly Away — John Denver & Olivia Newton-John — 
RCA 

15 To 10 — They Just Can t Stop — Spinners 

16 To 8 — Miracles — Jefferson Starship 
1 0 To 5 — Calypso — John Denver 

28 To 18 — SOS — Abba 

24 To 19 — This Will Be — Natalie Cole 
Extra To 24 — Little Firefly — Firefly 

WMAK - NASHVILLE 

Nights On Broadway — Bee Gees — RSO 
JustToo Many People — Melissa Manchester — Arista 
Let's Live Together — Road Apples — Polydor 
14 To 8 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 

1 7 To 1 — They Just Can t Stop — Spin ners 
19To 11 — Blue EyesCryin —Willie Nelson 

WCAO - BALTIMORE 

This Will Be —Natalie Cole —Capitol 
Manhattan Spiritual Mike Post — MGM 
Lady Blue — Leon Russell — Shelter 
Change With The Times — Van McCoy — Avco 
24 To 14 — Born To Run — Bruce Springsteen 

27 To 1 7 — Who Loves You — Four Seasons 

28 To 18 - SOS - Abba 

38 To 19 — The Way I Want — Captain & Tennille 

WCFL - CHICAGO 

Miracles — Jefferson Starship — RCA 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

15 To 10 — It Only Takes A Minute — Tavares 

18 To 13 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

WDGY - MINNEAPOLIS 

Lyin' Eyes — Eagles — Asylum 
Who Loves You — FourSeasons — WB 
18 To 6 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

12 To 5 — Mr Jaws — Dickie Goodman 
17 To 10 — Rocky — Austin Roberts 

WQXI - ATLANTA 

Ballroom Blitz — Sweet — Capitol 
Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
SOS — Abba —Atlantic 

10 To 5 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 

13 To 8 — Miracles — Jefferson Starship 
15 To 9 — How Long — Pointer Sisters 

21 To 13 — They Just Can't Stop — Spinners 

23 To 16 — It Only Takes A Minute — Tavares 
26 To 20 — The Way I Want — Captain & Tennille 
30 To 23 — Lady Blue — Leon Russell 

Extra To 25 — Do It Any Way — People's Choice 

WQAM - MIAMI 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

The Way I Want — Captain & Tennille — A&M 

Miracles — Jefferson Starship — RCA 

Low Rider — War — U A 

13 To 4 — Feelings — Morris Albert 

30 To 15 — Lyin Eyes — Eagles 

31 To 16 — This Will Be - Natalie Cole 

29 To 19 — Can't Give You Anything — Stylistics 

KIMN - DENVER 

Diamonds & Rust — Joan Baez — A&M 

I'm Still Gonna Need You —Osmonds — MGM 

29 To 9 — Brazil — Ritchie Family 

24 To 19 — The Way I Want — Captain & Tennille 
23 To 7 — Something Better — Olivia Newton-John 

WFOM - MARIETTA 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

Ballroom Blitz — Sweet — Captitol 

Letting Go — Wings — Capitol 

Nights On Broadway — Bee Gees — RSO 

36 To 29 — Everyday I Have To Cry — A Alexander 

28 To 1 7 — The Way I Want — Captain & Tennille 

21 To 8 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 

WSGN - BIRMINGHAM 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
Letting Go — Wings — Capitol 
Nights On Broadway — Bee Gees — RSO 
Wake Up — Law — GRC 

11 To 5 — The Way I Want — Captain & Tennille 


cash box, atMitions to radio playlists 


WMPS - MEMPHIS 

Rockin All Over The World — John Fogerty — Elektra 

You — George Harrison — Apple 

Born To Run — Bruce Springsteen — Columbia 

Sky High — Jigsaw — Chelsea 

21 To 16 — S O S — Abba 

Extra To 22 — They Just Can't Stop — Spinners 

WKWK - WHEELING 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

Fly Robin Fly — Silver Convention — Midland Int i 

LowRider — War — United Artists 

Nights On Broadway — Bee Gees — RSO 

Letting Go — Wings — Capitol 

27 To 21 — Something BetterTo Do — Olivia 
Newton-John 

28 To 23 — Do It Any Way — People's Choice 

31 To 24 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 

18 To 1 1 — Miracles — Jefferson Starship 
24 To 19 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 
30 To 25 — Rockin All Over — John Fogerty 

32 To 26 — Born To Run — Bruce Springsteen 

U-100 - MINNEAPOLIS 

SOS — Abba — Atlantic 
Ain't No Way — Helen Reddy — Capitol 
Heatwave — Linda Ronstadt — Asylum 
Feelings — Morris Albert — RCA 
Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
7 To 2 — Dance With Me — Orleans 
10To3 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 
12 To 5 — Ballroom Blitz — Sweet 
17 To 12 — Just Too Many People — Melissa 
Manchester 

20 To 13 — Failin' In Love — Hamilton. Joe Frank & 
Reynolds 


KCBQ - SAN DIEGO 

Dreaming A Dream — Crown Heights Affair — DeLite 

Something Lacking In Me — Nigel Olsson — Rocket 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka — Rocket 

Dance With Me — Orleans — Asylum 

4 To 1 — Miracles — Jefferson Starship 

12 To 8 — I'm Sorry — John Denver 

KYA - SAN FRANCISCO 

Operator — Manhattan Transfer — Atlantic 
#18 With A Bullet — Pete Wingfield — Island 
Rockin' All Over The World — John Fogerty — Elektra 
Carolina In The Pines — Michael Murphey — Epic 

10 To 4 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 
1 7 To 6 — I m Sorry — John Denver 
30To 19 — Lyin Eyes — Eagles 

27 To 9 — Low Rider — War 

KNDE - SACRAMENTO 

Heatwave — Linda Ronstadt —Asylum 
Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
Low Rider — War — UA 

11 To 1 —They Just Can't Stop It — Spinners 
14 To 3 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

15 To 7 — Something BetterTo Do — Olivia 
Newton-John 

KJR - SEATTLE 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

Sky High — Jigsaw — Chelsea 

SOS — Abba — Atlantic 

Heatwave — Linda Ronstadt — Asylum 

Come And Get Your Love — Roger Daltrey — MCA 

4 To 1 — Get Down Tonight — K.C & Sunshine Band 

12 To 8 — Black Superman — Johnny Wakel in 
19 To 15 — Dance With Me — Orleans 

KKDJ - LOS ANGELES 

The Music Never Stopped — Grateful Dead — 

Grateful Dead 

30 To 25 — Lady Blue — Leon Russell 
27 To 24 — Mr D J — Aretha Franklin 

19 To 15 — Daisy Jane — America 

17 To 10 — Who Loves You — FourSeasons 

1 6 To 9 — They Just Can't Stop It — Spinners 
10 To 5 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

5 To 1 — Fame — David Bowie 

W1BG - PHILADELPHIA 

Diamonds & Rust — Joan Baez — A&M 
Mexico — James T ay lor — WB 

Just Too Many People — Melissa Manchester — Arista 
14 To 9 — SOS - Abba 
5 To 1 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

18 To 14 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 

22 To 16 — The Way I Want — Captain & Tennille 

23 To 1 9 — Do It Any Way You — People's Choice 

20 To 21 — I'm Sorry — John Denver 
27 To 22 — This Will Be — Natalie Cole 
Extra To 24 — LowRider — War 
Extra To 27 — Keep On Tryin' — Poco 
Extra To 28 — Island Girl — Elton John 

Extra To 29 — Nights On Broadway — Bee Gees 


KILT - HOUSTON 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
Letting Go — Wings — Capitol 
Heatwave — Linda Ronstadt — Asylum 
I Only Have Eyes For You — Art Garfunkel — Col 
37 To 25 — Lady Blue — Leon Russell 
25 To 17 — Something BetterTo Do — Olivia 
Newton-John 

20 To 1 5 — Dance With Me — Orleans 
19 To 14 — Brazil — Ritchie Family 

WROV - ROANOKE 

Do It Any Way You Wanna — People's Choice — TSOP 
The Way I Want — Captain & Tennille — A&M 
You're All I Need — Tony Orlando & Dawn — Elektra 

'TYING - DAYTON 

Fly Robin Fly — Silver Convention — Midland Int'l. 
Love The Way — Donna Summer — Oasis 
Calling All Cows — Elvin Bishop — Capricorn 
Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
Operator — Manhattan T ransfer — Atlantic 
There Goes Another Love Song — Outlaws — Arista 
25 To 16 — Low Rider — War 
13 To 7 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 
35 To 19 — SOS. — Abba 

31 To 25 — Blue Eyes Crying — Willie Nelson 

KNOE - MONROE 

The Way I Want To — Captain & Tennille — A&M 
Something Better — Olivia Newton-John — MCA 
SOS — Abba — Atlantic 
They Just Can't Stop — Spinners — Atlantic 

32 To 23 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

35 To 27 — There Goes Another Love Song — 
Outlaws 


WIXY - CLEVELAND 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

Lady Blue — Leon Russell —Shelter 

Rockin All Over The World — John Fogerty — Elektra 

Nights On Broadway — Bee Gees — RSO 

27 To 16 — Who Loves You — FourSeasons 

31 To 22 — Another Love Song — Outlaws 

33 To 23 — Something Better — Olivia Newton-John 

WCOL - COLUMBUS 

Heatwave — Linda Ronstadt — Asylum 
JustToo Many — Melissa Manchester — Arista 
Born To Run — Bruce Springsteen — Col 
Rockin' All Over — John Fogerty — Elektra 
Dreaming A Dream — Crown Heights Affair — DeLite 
Something Better — Olivia Newton-John — MCA 
Saturday Night — Bay City Rollers — Arista 
This Will Be — Natalie Cole — Capitol 
#18 With A Bullet — Pete Wingfield — Island 

14 To 6 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

16 To 7 — Let’s Live Together — Road Apples 

WKLO - LOUISVILLE 

Keep On Trying — Poco — ABC 

Love Hurts — Nazareth — A&M 

Let’s Do It Again — Staple Singers — Curtom 

Letting Go — Wings — Capitol 

Nothing Heavy— David Bellamy — Warner Bros 

I Don't Love — Gilbert O'Sullivan — London 
island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

II To 2 — #18 With A Bullet — Pete Wingfield 
8 To 3 — Rockin All Over — John Fogerty 
16To 5 — The Other Woman — Vicki Lawrence 
25 To 9 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 

19 To 10 — I Only Have Eyes — Art Garfunkel 

WLAC - NASHVILLE 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
Letting Go — Wings — Capitol 

15 To 9 — Lady Blue — Leon Russell 

WEDO - PITTSBURGH 

Heatwave — Linda Ronstadt — Asylum 
I Only Have Eyes For You — Art Garfunkel — Col 
A Friend Of Mine — John Dawson Read — WB 
It Only Takes A Minute — Tavares — Capitol 
Carolina In The Pines — Michael Murphey — Epic 
Miracles — Jefferson Starship — RCA 

WNOE - NEW ORLEANS 

Island Woman — Elton John — MCA 
Lyin' Eyes — Eagles — Asylum 
22 To 1 1 — I'm Sorry — John Denver 
Extra To 15 — No Way To Treat A Lady — Helen 
Reddy 

Extra To 14 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

KXOK - ST. LOUIS 

Island Woman — Elton John — MCA 
Feelings — Morris Albert — RCA 

WDRQ - DETROIT 

YourLove — Graham Central Station — W.B 
21 To 13 — Island Woman — Elton John 
22 To 15 — Ballroom Blitz — Sweet 


KJR - SEATTLE 

Island Gi rl — Elton John — MCA 

Sky High — Jigsaw — Chelsea 

SOS — Abba — Atlantic 

Heatwave — Linda Ronstadt —Asylum 

Come And Get YourLove — Roger Daltrey — MCA 

4 To 1 — Get Down Tonight — KC & Sunshine 
12 To 8 — Black Superman — Johnny Wakel in 
1 9 To 1 5 — Dance With Me — Orleans 

KKDJ - LOS ANGELES 

The Music Never Stopped — Grateful Dead — 

Grateful Dead 

17 To 10 — Who Loves You — FourSeasons 

16 To 9 — They Just Can't Stop It — Spinners 

1 0 To 5 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

5 To 1 — Fame — David Bowie 

KCBQ - SAN DIEGO 

Dreaming A Dream — Crown Heights Affair — DeLite 

Something Lacking In Me — Nigel Olsson — Rocket 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 

Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka — Rocket 

Dance With Me — Orleans — Asylum 

4 To 1 — Miracles — Jefferson Starship 

12 To 8 — I'm Sorry — John Denver 

KYA - SAN FRANCISCO 

Operator — Manhattan Transfer — Atlantic 
#18 With A Bullet — Pete Wingfield — Island 
Rockin' All Over The World — John Fogerty — Elektra 
Carolina In The Pines — Michael Murphey — Epic 
10 To 4— Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

1 7 To 6 — I'm Sorry — John Denver 
30 To 19 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 
Extra To 27 — Low Rider — War 

KNDE - SACRAMENTO 

Heatwave — Linda Ronstadt — Asylum 
Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
Low Rider — War — U A 

1 1 To 1 — They Just Can't Stop It — Spinners 

14 To 3 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

15 To 7 — Something Better— Newton-John 

KRIZ - PHOENIX 

Feelings — Morris Albert — RCA 
Heatwave — Linda Ronstadt — Asylum 
SOS — Abba — Atlantic 
8 To 1 — Run Joey Run — David Geddes 

18 To 13 — Dance With Me — Orleans 

CKLW - DETROIT 

Lady Blue — Leon Russell — Shelter 
Sunday Sunrise — Anne Murray — Captiol 
Crying Crying — Nanette Workman — Atlantic 
Rock & Roll — Kiss — Casablanca 

16 To 11 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

1 7 To 1 2 — Wasted Days — Freddy Fender 
ExtraTo 22 — LowRider — War 

Extra To 24 — Who Loves You — FourSeasons 
Extra To 26 — Island Girl — Elton 

KHJ - LOS ANGELES 

Lady Blue — Leon Russell — Shelter 

Do It Any Way You Wanna — People’s Choice — TSOP 

That's The Way — KC & Sunshine — T.K 

I'm On Fire — 5.000 Volts— Mercury 

21 To 15 — You — George Harrison 

22 To 13 — Low Rider — War 

27 To 19— Heatwave — Linda Ronstadt 

WRKO - BOSTON 

SOS — Abba — Atlantic 
This Will Be — Natalie Cole — Capitol 
Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
Low Rider — War — UA 

15 To 10 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 

25 To 15— Heat Wave — Linda Ronstadt 
30 To 20 — Nights On Broadway — Bee Gees 

WHBQ - MEMPHIS 

Rockin' All — John Fogerty — Elektra 
This Will Be — Natalie Cole — Capitol 
LowRider — War — UA 

16 To 10 — They Just Can't Stop— Spinners 

1 7 To 6 — Do It Any Way — People's Choice 

20 To 7 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

KFRC - SAN FRANCISCO 

Island Girl — Elton John — MCA 
Heatwave — Linda Ronstadt — Asylum 
Do It Any Way — People's Choice — TSOP 

21 To 13 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 

Extra To 22 — Lady Blue — Leon Russell 
Extra To 5 — Calypso — John Denver 
WFIL - PHILADELPHIA 
Island Woman — Elton John — MCA 

10 To 5 — Feelings — Morris Albert 

1 5 To 9 — They Just Can't Stop It — Spinners 

22 To 15 — The Way I Want — Captain & Tennille 

23 To 17 — SOS — Abba 

ExtraTo 19 — Who Loves You — FourSeasons 
ExtraTo 22 — It Only Takes A Minute — Tavares 

WLEE - RICHMOND 

LowRider — War — U A. 

There Goes Another Love Song — Outlaws — Arista 
SOS — Abba — Atlantic 
Born To Run — Bruce Springsteen — Columbia 
Island Woman — Elton John — MCA 

1 1 To 4 — They Just Can't Stop It — Sp inners 

20 To 10 — Miracles — Jefferson Starship 
25 To 1 3 — Who Loves You — FourSeasons 

29 To 15 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

28 To 16 — Lyin' Eyes — Eagles 

WAYS - CHARLOTTE 

Love Power — Willie Hutch — Motown 

Blue Eyes Crying — Willie Nelson — Col 

Sailing — Rod Stewart — W B 

Island Woman — Elton John — MCA 

Sky High — Jigsaw — Chelsea 

22 To 1 1 — Miracles — Jefferson Starship 

7 To 1 — Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka 

19To8 — Who Loves You — FourSeasons 

27 To 20 — Rocking And Rolling — Buddy Miles 

30 To 23 — Everyday I Have — A. Alexander 

CKLW - DETROIT 

Lady Blue — Leon Russell — Shelter 
Someday Sunrise — Ann Mu rray — Capitol 
Extra To 1 8 — This Will Be — Natalie Cole 
ExtraTo 22 — LowRider — War 
Extra To 24 — Who Loves You — Four Seasons 
Extra To 26 — Island Woman — Elton John 

KLEO - W1TCHITA 

Who Loves You — Four Seasons — W.B 
11 To 5 — Wasted Days — Freddy Fender 

24 To 17 — Feelings — Morris Albert 

21 To 1 6 — Dance With Me — Orleans 


the big three 

1. Island Girl - Elton John - MCA 

2. Low Rider — War — United Artists 

3. Heat Wave - Linda Ronstadt — Asylum 


profile of the giants 

1. Bad Blood — Neil Sedaka — Rocket 

WLS 32-14, KFRC 21-13, CKLW 16-11 , WCFL 18-13, WIBG 5-1, 'WDGY 18-6, WCOL 14-6, 
WAKY 25-12, WDRC 27-21, WAYS 7-1, ’WLEE 20-1 5, WPGC 1 3-6, WIRL 27-15, ’WING 13-7, 
WNOE Ex-19, WKWK 24-19, WHBQ 20-7, WY A 10-4, KKDJ 1 0-5, KNOE 14-3 

2. Lvin’ Eyes — Eagles — Asylum 

'WRKO 15-10, WIBG 18-14, WQX1 10-5, WQAM 20-15, WSA1 14-8, KLIF Ex-19, WMAK 14-8, 
'WFOM 21-8. 'WDRC 24-17, WAKY 10-2, WLEE 28-16, KYA 30-1 9, WKLO 25-9, 'WIRL 30-19, 
KIOA 26-1 2, WLAC 8-2, WKWK 31 -24 

3. They Just Can’t Stop It (Games People Play) — Spinners — 
Atlantic 

WFIL 1 9-5, KLIF 26-14, WQXI 21-1 3, WHBQ 16-10, 'WLAC 1 3-8, WERC 1 5-1 0, WMAK 17-10, 
KNDE 11-1, KKDJ 16-9. WPRO 1 5-5, WLEE 1 1-4, KLEO 1 8-1 3, WBLI Ex-9 


October 11, 1975 


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station breaks 

One of the first AOR stations to incorporate live or live-on-tape concerts on a continu- 
ing basis is Chicago's WXRT: coming up in Oct. are UnConcerts featuring Fairport 
Convention (Oct. 5), Jean-Luc Ponty (Oct. 12). and the Beau Brummels (Oct. 19), all 
recorded recently at Chicago's Amazingrace. Oct. 26 WXRT will celebrate its second 
full year of weekly UnConcerts with a two-hour long retrospective of the past broad- 
casts. WXRT also showcases new releases one day each week, providing listeners 
the opportunity to listen to and comment on fresh material. 

“Spotlight Mini-Concerts" are available through Media Communications: the new 
series is produced on a weekly basis and is recorded live from L.A.’s Record Plant. 
The series is designed to provide innovative programming for all markets via syndica- 
tion, and additionally can potentially increase audience shares and local retail sales. 
The concerts are put together by Media president Gerry Peterson, a former KHJ 
programmer, and come complete with tailor-made promotional spots and six com- 
mercial spots for local sale. Further details can be obtained from Frank H. Lieberman 
at (21 3) 275-4581. 

Now that the public consciousness has risen enough to accept the distinct 
probability that we earthlings are not the sole inhabitants of this universe (or others), 
the U S. Air Force has terminated its studies into UFO phenomena due to “insuffi- 
cient evidence." Interesting. More interesting is the fact that L A 's Creative Radio 
Shows, in conjunction with the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, Inc. 
(APRO) has produced the “UFO Report” for radio syndication. Information about UFO 
sightings, discussions of as yet inexplicable mysteries, and eyewitness accounts of 
sightings are presented with the emphasis of factual and objective scientific data. The 
"UFO Report" is narrated by APRO public relations director Hal Starr, a 37-year 
veteran of radio and television; the program can be used either as a one-hour special 
or as a daily five-minute feature, and has commercial availabilities for local spot sales. 
Prices are based on market size, and the price includes “UFO Exclusives” — anytime 
a major UFO sighting or event occurs, a special segment detailing the news will be 
forwarded to subscribing stations to keep the series up to date. For additional in- 
formation, contact CRS at 91 21 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 90028 or by phone at (213) 274-7845. 

Metromedia's KMET here in Los Angeles is taking a different approach to oldies — 
from 6 a m. Fri. Oct. 24 through 7 p m. the following Sun. KMET will feature “FM 
Oldies,” which will highlight progressive favorites of the past several years. Program 
director Shadoe Stevens is putting it together and also is putting together a weekend 
of “Dancing Madness": beginning midday Fri Nov. 1 and running through the 
weekend, dancing music from 1955-75 will be featured. KMET additionally offers up 
twelve hours of Beatles in alphabetical order by song title, beginning Sat. Oct. 18 at 
1 1 am 



Chicago’s WFYR-FM has put together a softball team comprised of station staffers; 
the team's called the “FYR-Flames” and they're available for charity games. In the 
month of Sept., they raised over $1 .000. 


In conjunction with his latest LP release, “Extra Texture,” George Harrison’s 
conversations with Rock Around The World's Alan Freeman will be broadcast during 
the week of Oct. 5 to 1 1 on over 100 stations nationwide Contact Eddie Kritzer at 
1126 Boylston St. in Boston, Mass. 02215 or by phone at (617) 536-7625. 

K-WEST has set times for previously announced live broadcasts: Bonnie Raitt will 
be featured on Oct. 1 5, and the live Bruce Springsteen broadcast will be carried from 
the Roxy on Nov 1 7 Armadillo World Headquarters adoptees Commander Cody and 
the Lost Planet Airmen were broadcast live from Clover Studios last Thurs.. another in 
the continuing series of Clover/K-WEST efforts produced by Lee Housekeeper of 
Clover and Richard Kimball of K-WEST 

San Francisco's KSFO is looking for a latter-day Betsy Ross to create a KSFO ban- 
ner. Listeners are instructed to display their finished products (no restrictions on size, 
color or materials used) outside their houses on Oct. 13, when KSFO spotters will 
tour the Bay Area. They will record the addresses of the first 200 KSFO flags they 
see. and those 200 folks will receive a free San Francisco Bay cruise for two on one 
of the Red & White sightseeing boats operating out of Fisherman's Wharf. The 200 
flags will then be submitted to KSFO for a grand judgment; the creator of the most 
original and aesthetic station banner will win a week in Acapulco, with Western 
Airlines providing round-trip airfare; the winner will be lodged at the Acapulco 
beachfront Marriott Ritz Hotel courtesy of KSFO. 


Albuquerque's KRKE broadcasts a complete show from the streets of Albuquerque 
as part of the New Mexico State Fair parade, KRKE personalities Bob McKay, Captain 
Kirk, Jack Starr, Jay Evans and Dale Wehba, along with the “Kerky Duties, ” rolled 
along in a self-contained radio station on wheels The mobile unit cost $40,000, if ful- 
ly air-conditioned, and is powered by a self-contained 1 5kw generator The blue skies 
of New Mexico dumped no rain on that parade. 

Last Sept 27's KGBS/Academy of Country Music day at Dodger Stadium was a 
smashing success; the KGBS/ACM team got whupped at softball by the country 
celebrity team, led by pitcher Barbi Benton, prior to the regularly scheduled Dodger/ 
Houston game. KGBS' Jimmy Rabbitt got some batting coaching from Dodger pitcher 
Don Sutton (a former KBBQ disk jockey himself), but to no avail; Barbi fanned him in 
three pitches. She kept the KGBS/ACM team to two hits. The Dodger locker room 
will never be the same — celebrity team members Benton and Conny Van Dyke 
changed into their gear and talked with Dodger players over a pre-game buffet. After 
the Dodger/Houston game, 80% of the spectators stayed to see Johnny Russell, 
Barbi Tom Bresh, Jana Lou, Jerry Naylor, Dorsey Burnette and Ted Knight (aka Ted 
Baxter); Jerry Inman and the Palomino Riders opened the post-game concert of coun- 
try music. 

This week's Cash Box editorial touched on the general need in electronic media, 
specifically radio (due to its interrelation and interdependence with the record in- 
dustry), for more innovative programming; this column will continue to be a forum for 
new ideas and forward-thinking programming tools. Please keep your items and ideas 
coming to Cash Box, in care of Bob Speisman in New York and yours very truly in Los 
Angeles. There is no time for complacency; we've got to "keep on pushin' — straight 
ahead." 



KGBS’ Chris Lane was visited by Capitol recording artist James Talley last week as 
Jarhes visited the Los Angeles area to discuss his excellent Capitol LP titled “Got No 
Bread, No Milk, No Money, But We Sure Got A Lot Of Love." Chris is at left, James is 
at right. 

Stephen peeples 

STATION BREAKS FROM NEW YORK — This past week marked the 1975 Northeast 
Area Conference of the American Women in Radio and Television in Rye. New York. 
Participating in this year's events were New York's It. governor Mary Anne Krupsak, 
PCC commissioner James H. Quello, and Connecticut secretary of state Gloria 
Schaeffer. Jane E. Cohen, AWRT president and program manager for WRC-TV, 
announced that the three-day sessions will focus on women's roles in industry, 
leadership and future professional opportunities. Also on the agenda are panels, 
sem nars and workshops . Personnel changes this week: WERC in Birmingham has 
a new DJ in Superfox: Superfox comes from crosstown jat WSGN where he also 
worked as a DJ He'll be doing the afternoon drive Peter Price has been named the 
new md at WFOM in Marietta Price comes from KLWN in Cedar Rapids and replaces 
Bob Casey, who will be working at WLAV in Grand Rapids as both pd and md . . . Vy 
Higgensen has already begun hosting "The Saturday Special" on New York’s WRVR. 
Higgensen has been a very active woman. She’s worked with WBLS-FM as well as 
many of the major fashion magazines. Philip Chin has recently been named a pro- 
ducer in the special events unit of CBS news radio. Chin comes to CBS news from 
WCBS news radio in New York KTRH, Houston's all-news station, has acquired 
three new news reporters They are John Quinones, from KTSA and KKYX in San An- 
tonio, Phil Morgan, who has a wide track record throughout, and Sandra Feldman, 
who has worked with KIKK as news editor Oct. has been declared Country Music 
Month in Washington state. In celebration. KAYO, Seattle's country music station, is 
presenting a series of live concerts at the Seattle Center. These free concerts will 
feature square dancing and regional country bands. In addition to the concerts, 
KAYO will be doing some new things in programming; they'll be airing the music and 
mini-biographies of all the artists nominated for the Country Music Association 
awards. Beginning in mid-October KAYO will introduce a 52-week series of "Grand 
Ole Opry" shows Felipe Luciano, who has been a sort of regular in my column, is 
back again Luciano will be doing a show on WBLS-FM Mondays through Saturdays 
from noon to 4:00 p.m. A very happy anniversary to WLAV-FM: they've successful- 
ly completed their first year as a progressive rock station. 

bob speisman 


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FOREVER PLATINUM — Phonogram in Greece has presented a platinum record to 
artist Demis Roussos for 100,000 LPs sold of the album "Forever And Ever," This is 
reportedly the first time that a platinum record has been given in Greece. Shown 
above are (l-r): Demis Roussos. managing director N. Antippas and public relations 
manager J, Menahem. 


Taylor’s ‘Gorilla’ 
RIAA Gold 

HOLLYWOOD — James Taylor's current 
Warner Bros, album "Gorilla'' has been 
certified gold by the RIAA. 


Toots & Maytals u n 

along with the funky, very rhythmic and 
soulful tunes. The Maytals are excellent 
musicians and Toots told the audience 
that these men can play any kind of 
music. With each song performed the 
group heightened the momentum and 
exhilaration. Toots had some interesting 
moves on stage to compliment his sing- 
ing and add to the flavor of the music. 
Everybody got down with him when he 
performed "Funky Kingston” off his 
latest LP The one tune that brought the 
island of Jamaica and the United States 
closer together was when Toots sang his 
current single " Country Roads. The 
John Dever hit really took on a soulful 
and gay feeling with Toots and the au- 
dience walking the country roads of 
Jamaica and West Virginia hand in hand. 
Toots and the Maytals are definitely go- 
ing to shake up the pop world with 
rhythms and feelings of reggae. 

Betty Davis, another Island recording 
artist, is one helluva woman. Coming out 
in a very brief baby doll outfit this woman 
gets down to the get down. Featuring 
material off her new "Nasty Gal” LP, Bet- 
ty. the former wife of Miles Davis is a 
beautiful black woman that lets it all hang 
out. Her vocal style is rough and tough 
and soulful along the lines of a Tina 
Turner, however her music is more hard 
rock oriented. Her group, which consists 
of Larry Johnson on bass, Fred Mills on 
keyboards. Carol Morales, lead guitar 
and Nicky Neal on drums, kept the music 
very tight. The guys are "bad" musicians. 
Betty moans, groans, hollers, hisses, and 
taunted the audience into a frenzy by 
getting the most out of every word, body 
movement and facial gesture. This is one 
woman who's all business on stage. Bet- 
ty is definitely one gal that is not afraid in 
combining raw sexual power with music. 



Audiofidelity/BASFtr ? 

set for Nov. will include product from 
George Duke. Stephane Grappelli. 
George Shearing and Singers Unlimited 

Additionally a disco single. "Hot 
Honey" by the group of the same name 
will be shipped in Nov. 


Copyr’t Confab „ 30 

learn how to adapt his own talents to the 
requirements of creating a good per- 
formance by the whole is an important 
lesson, and our educational arrange- 
ments are geared towards sensitive 
educators who are aware of this need " 
Following speeches. BMI's Anton 
moderated a question-and-answer 
period, during which some controversy 
arose over the issue of songwriter's 
royalties as compared with publisher's 
shares. The issue of who gets the lion's 
share on sheet music sales was brought 
up by Danny Moses of Song Registration 
Service, and was explored to some ex- 
tent before the meeting ended. Another 
question from the floor, namely why 
sh#et music costs are so high, brought 
varying responses from the floor 
Although time was a factor in determin- 
ing the extent to which the problems 
could be discussed, the consensus of 
opinion present indicated that the con- 
ference's meeting was one of the most 
informative and interesting recently 
held, and gave rise to a concerned in- 
terest among the participants that should 
lead to improving the status of the print 
music market generally. 

Goodness To AFE 

NEW YORK — Audiofidelity Enterprises 
has signed the group Goodness to an ex- 
clusive recording contract. The group is 
presently recording at the label’s 
Downtown Sound Recording Studios in 
New York City with Stan Rubin produc- 
ing. Goodness' debut LP will be on the 
Thimble label and is tentatively sched- 
uled for Jan. release. The album will be 
comprised of all original compositions. 


LeMel Joins First Artists 

HOLLYWOOD — Gary LeMel has joined 
First Artists Productions as director of 
music operations. 


Correction 

This is a retraction of an item from last 
week. 

NEW YORK — Following the report in 
these pages last week that Billy Smith 
has been named manager of Can't Stop 
Prod in the U S . a 20th Century records 
spokesman has informed Cash Box that 
Smith was never employed by 20th Cen- 
tury, as was claimed, but by Beta Dis- 
tributing. 


Supremes „ , a 

trio in the world. “Someday Well Be 
Together Soon.” "Keep Me Hangin" On,” 
"Where Did Our Love Go," " Baby Love," 
"Love Child,” "Stop In The Name Of 
Love." "My World Is Empty Without You, 
Babe,” were just a few of the many hits 
that made the girls internationally re- 
nown. 

The present trio is ably led by Mary 
Wilson; who has delightful charm and 
charisma on stage. Scheme Payne, a 
petite looking girl, has a giant-sized 
voice which is dynamic and soulfully ex- 
pressive. Cindy Birdsong is a very sexy 
looking mama that keeps the harmonies 
tight. The real highlight of the show was 
a dream sequence where the girls pre- 
tended to be their favorite stars. Cindy 
came out in a long blond wig and sexy 
tight sequined dress and did a very 
cutsey impression of the sex symbol of 
this generation. Marilyn Monroe. Scher- 
rie always wanted to sing the blues so 
Bessie Smith was her lady of the eve- 
ning. Mary then came out in a black 
velvet, rhinestoned gown with a jeweled 
feathered hat and did a gutsy and robust 
impression of her idol Josephine Baker. 

The new Supremes show was elegant, 
tasteful and entertaining. The girls sing 
with the same enthusiasm and brillance 
as when they began 1 5 years ago back in 
Detroit. The Supremes have it together 
with a show that is a definite blockbuster. 

M 


Johnny Paycheck u is 

to Paycheck's show, which opened with 
Fogerty's "Proud Mary," and rolled into 
Betts' "Ramblin' Man” featuring Gary 
Adams singing lead vocal and picking 
some good electric licks during the 
breaks. 

Outstanding song in the set was 
Paycheck's new single: "All you guys will 
like this one me and Gary wrote — about 
80% of the ladies will, and for you other 
20%, this song is for you!" You may not 
agree with the lyric, which is on the 
chauvinistic side, but it's still a damn 
good song overall and will likely be 
Paycheck's next big one. "All-American 
Man” stood out precisely because it is a 
new song and was therefore delivered 
with a more enthusiastic approach than 
the majority of the set, which in a couple 
of spots felt slightly forced. Overall, it 
was an enjoyable show for Paycheck's 
Landmark audience; personally I would 
like to see him outside of Vegas. 

s.p. 


MCA Recording artist — Roger Williams went to radio station KGIL to hand deliver his 
new hit single. "Theme From ‘Rollerball’ ” and to meet KGIL's general manager Stan 
Warwick and afternoon disc jockey Sammy Jackson. Pictured in front of the radio sta- 
tion are (l-r) Warwick. Williams. Chuck Meyer I MCA promotion in L A.) and Jackson. 


UFO Demonstrates 
Space Rock „ „ 

These subdued shadings coupled with 
the harmonic vocal interludes of Phil 
Mogg added up to a feel that 
transcended the raunch and rude image 
of the genre to something harsh, yet con- 
templative and exciting. 

The hallmark of the band’s set, though, 
was rooted in a hernia induced heavy- 
ness that served the dual purpose of be- 
ing abrasive as well as tasty This 
bludgeon, courtesy of Michael Schenker 
and Pete Way's crisscross riffing, was 
positive overkill as the likes of "Doctor 
Doctor” and "Let It Roll” strived for and 
effectively reached bone-breaking pro- 
portions. 

The band's feel for the muscle bound ) 
nature of the music fit as the mixture of [ 
sweat and power chords gave off a 
strange kind of exotic bel ievabil ity. This 
aura proved particularly right on the 
harder patterns of "Mother Mary" and 
"Rock Bottom" as the rooted in the earth [ 
runs took on the mask of rock and roll of 
the stars and what lies beyond. 

There are those who worried that the 
future would tear the guts from rock and | 
roll. UFO at The Starwood was proof that 
you've nothing to fear. 

m.s. 


A ‘PAT’ HAND — Tom Catalano (center) 
president of Tom Cat Records, displays 
his best “Cheshire Smile" at the signing 
of the label s newest artist, Pat Hollis. On 
Pat's left is executive vice president Dan 
Crewe On Catalano's left is vp of market- 
ing, Sal Forlenza and next to him Mauro j 
Poveromo, assistant to the president 
The signing took place in Tom Cat's 
Beverly Hills, Calif, offices. 


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Country Awards Announced Australian Product On Verge 

- „ . _ , T ^ Of International Breakthrough’ 

Baker, Buck Take Top Honors Trend Seen As Indicative Of Boom 


TORONTO — The weekend of Sept. 
27-28 will go down in country music his- 
tory as the biggest happening ever for 
the "much maligned" and "sick child" of 
the Canadian music industry. A Canadian 
Academy of Country Music Advance- 
ment was recently formed and within two 
months has acquired a membership of 
over three hundred industry people This 
membership formed the basis for the 
nomination ballot and the final voting 
ballot for the first winners of the RPM 
Big Country Music Awards. 

The Sunday evening star-studded Big 
Country Awards banquet went first class 
with a lavishly prepared banquet in the 
posh Cafe De L'auberge of the Inn On 
The Park The banquet was "sold out" 
three weeks prior to the date and more 
than two hundred and fifty squeezed in 
for the variety-cum-awards show which 
was arranged, directed and produced by 
Stan Klees, well-known consultant to the 
Canadian music industry It was also 
Klees who designed the new Big Coun- 
try Awards — a foot high lucite award 
with the winners name and their 
category "hanging” within and having a 
three dimension appearance. 

Master of ceremonies was Canada’s 
country gentleman, Tommy Hunter, host 
of the most successful Canadian country 
variety show on the CBS television 
network and carrying his own name 

All voting was kept secret until the 
evening by accountant firm Donald Hill & 
Partners and their representative Mr 
Lawrence Carson was on hand with the 
envelopes. 

Winners and their categories were: 
Carroll Baker, Gaiety recording artist/top 
country female singer; Gary Buck, 
Broadland recording artist/top country 
male singer; Eastwind/top country 
group; best country single/‘"Paper 
Rosie" by Dallas Harms, Broadland re- 
cording artist; Ian Tyson/Top Canadian 
country television show; "Old Eon" by 
Ian Tyson, his A&M album/top country 


EMI performing in Belgium during 
Sept, included Cliff Richard, Adamo, The 
King Singers, Alice Cooper. Amalia 
Rodrigues and Bimbo Jet. Expected for 
Oct are The Bay City Rollers, Bimbo Jet, 
Kayak and for Nov Adamo and Shirley 
Bassey. Albert Hammond sang his new 
record "Down By The River" in the BRT 
TV show "Slalom" on Sept. 24, Santana 
introduced the salsa-dance with "Ev- 
erybody's Everything/Samba de 
Saucalito " 

INELCO is to organize an extensive 
marketing trip to the U S in Oct. for fifty 
of the most important dealers of 
Belgium Visits will include the RCA 
studios in New York including new 
products presentation and a visit to T K 
Productions in Miami, Florida 
"Barbados," the current hit-single by 


HOLLYWOOD — Brewer & Shipley will 
tour Europe beginning early this Novem- 
ber, with the primary concentration on 
England, according to their management 
firm, Good Karma Productions in Kansas 
City. The singing team will undertake a 
brief tour of Missouri, Kansas and 
Oklahoma this month, with dates to be 


album; Broadland/Top Record Com- 
pany; Charlie Russell of CJCJ Wood- 
stock, New Brunswick/top country dee- 
jay; Bob Murphy and Big Buffalo, 
Broadland recording group/outstanding 
performance Canadian group; Dallas 
Harms/top country composer; Sylvia 
Tyson, Capitol recording artist/outstand- 
ing performance female country singer; 
Gary Buck/top country producer; and 
Ian Tyson, Broadland recording artist but 
with A&M for the voting period/outstand- 
ing performance male country singer. 

Highlight of the evening was the pre- 
sentation of the Canadian Music Industry 
Hall Of Fame Award which went to Tom- 
my Hunter for his outstanding contribu- 
tion to Canadian country. There are only 
three members, including Hunter, of this 
Hall of Fame The others are Harold 
Moon, retired general manager of BMI 
Canada and George Taylor, president of 
Rodeo Records. 

Performers on the evening show were 
Lynn Jones, who recorded for Arpeggio 
Records; Ron McMunn, the Silver Fox of 
Canada who releases on the Foxland 
label; Patti MacDonnell. Broadland re- 
cording artist from Vancouver, Dick 
Damron, Marathon recording artist; and 
Gaiety's Carroll Baker 


LONDON — RCA Records held two low- 
key conferences for their sales staff this 
year instead of a main London-based 
meet There were two key messages an- 
nounced at the confab, one for dealers, 
“Go gold with RCA," and one for con- 
sumers, "Give that gift that goes on giv- 
ing." These will be the center of cam- 
paigns on radio and window displays to 
promote RCA product over the Christ- 
mas period. Dealer incentives in the 
form of cash discounts and gifts were an- 
nounced, and dealers will be able to 
utilize much point-of-purchase material 
and special browser boxes etc. The cam- 
paign will highlight RCA's top selling 
artists. Alan Sizer, head of a&r told 


Typically Tropical (Gull Records) was 
performed on the “Slalom” show Sept. 
24 

PHONGRAM announces the recent 
signing of Chapman and Whitney Street 
Walkers, featuring ex-members of Family 
and the Jeff Beck group. A new album is 
nearly finished and the band toured in 
Sept , supporting Alice Cooper Leo 
Sayer has a new hit entitled "Moonlight- 
ing" on Chrysalis, from his forthcoming 
album simply titled "Another Year.” 

The English blues label Big Bear has 
extended its distribution possibilities in 
Europe Big Bear Records will be 
represented in Belgium, Luxemburg and 
Austria through CBS. in Holland through 
BASF Holland B V Best-known artists 
are Tommy Tucker, Homesick James, 
Doctor Ross, Big John Wrencher, Cousin 
Joe and Little Joe Blue 


set in association with various agencies. 
Their newest album, "Welcome To Rid- 
dle Bridge," will coincide with the 
schedule, as well as a single from that 
record, called "Brain Damage.” Several 
of the concert dates will be in conjunc- 
tion with the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, 
also managed by Good Karma 


HOLLYWOOD — According to Fable 
Records. Ltd. of Australia, Aussie group 
Skyhooks have recently inked a $1.5 
million pact with the Phonogram group 
for worldwide marketing (exclusive of 
Australia and New Zealand) for their pro- 
duct. Industry executives in that conti- 
nent see this move as indicative of a 
growing trend of growth for Aussie 
artists in the worldwide market. 

In the past five years alone, for exam- 
ple, Australian execs point out, Australia 
has exported such artists as Helen Red- 
dy, Diana Trask, Olivia Newton-John, 
Brian Cadd, Rick Springfield, Rolf 
Harris, Lana Cantrell, Russell Morris, 
Cotton Lloyd and Christian, and others 
who have made a major impact in sales in 
both the European market and the U S. 

Producers form "down under" also 
seem to be active and successful in the 
U S market. David Mackay, who pro- 
duced the New Seekers' early material, 
hails from Australia, and is now produc- 
ing Gene Pitney, Cliff Richard and Cilia 
Black, as well as some American artists. 
John Farrar, well-known throughout 
New Zealand and Australia has earned a 
justifiably solid reputation as Olivia 
Newton-John's producer, as well as com- 
posing much of her recent hit material. 


delegates of new material that will be 
available on the label. A double album 
from top selling act Sweet will be availa- 
ble for the Christmas market, and a first 
solo album by the recently signed Greek 
keyboard player Vangellis. There are 
new albums from The Flirtations, Pete 
Atkin, Climax Blues Band and Argent, 
and an album from newly signed band 
Limey. US product to be available will be 
albums from Perry Como, John Denver. 
Elvis Presley, Nilsson, Jefferson Air- 
plane, Waylon Jennings and Dolly 
Parton 

Toshiba-EMI 
Sales Recovery 

TOKYO — Toshiba-EMI Record Co . Ltd 
is expected to show good sales for its 
seventh term (Oct 1, 1974 to Sept. 30. 
1975). The results are sure to be 12% 
more than the previous year of 

15.872.000. 000 yen ($52,900,000); this 
represents, the company says, some re- 
covery from inactive sales due to the 
general recession. 

The recovery of sales has been 
especially remarkable since April Dur- 
ing the six months after April, sales were 
24 5% more than the same period of the 
previous year With this tendency ex- 
pected to continue, the company has 
established a sales target of 

9.840.000. 000 yen for the first half of its 
eighth term (Oct. 1975to Mar 1976). 

This year is the twentieth year of the 
company’s existence — it is expected to 
launch the campaign of "Toshiba-EMI 
Winter Sale” to commemorate the an- 
niversary. 

Welk Firms Acquire 
Publishing Rights 

SANTA MONICA — Bibo Music 
Publishers, Inc and Vogue Music, Inc., 
both under the hands of Lawrence Welk, 
have acquired Andalusian Music Co , 
Inc and Tapestry Music Co . according 
to Dean Kay. vice president and general 
manager of the Welk firms 


Contemporary composers such as 
Kevin Johnson, who wrote "Rock "N" Roll 
I Gave You All The Best Years Of My 
Life" for Mac Davis and "Bonnie Please 
Don't Go" for Jimmy Dean several years 
ago, recently wrote a single for Barry 
Richards. A&M recording artist. 

Brian Cadd, also an Aussie lad, records 
for Wes Farrell's Chelsea Records here 
in the States. As well as being a prolific 
writer and performer in his own right, 
Brian's “Let Go" was recently recorded 
by Gene Pitney Other composers from 
Australia now reaching distant shores 
with their material are Harry Vanda, 
George Young, Ross Ryan. Mike Mc- 
Lellan, Benjamin Hugg, Digby Richards. 

Australian record executives like Ron 
T udor of Fable stress that the caliber of 
Australian artists like Johnny Farnham, 
Sherbert, William Shakespeare, John 
Paul Young, Kevin Johnson, Kerrie Bid- 
dell. Ayers Rock, Ross Ryan, Renee 
Geyer, Steve Wright, etc . all have 
products worthy of attention and interest 
from international record companies and 
radio programmers in the U S "Since 
Australians come from an English speak- 
ing country, we have, besides the natural 
talents of our artists, an advantage in- 
somuch as our product is immediately 
acceptable in the world markets and the 
US. Canadian and British markets." 

Tudor further stated that the level of 
excitement and enthusiasm running 
through the Australian industry in rela- 
tion to the world market is very high, and 
he feels the potential of Australian 
masters and songs in the international 
marketplace is ripe for exploitation 


London 

Transatlantic Appointments 

LONDON — Nathan Joseph, managing 
director of T ransatlantic Records has an- 
nounced two new appointments at the 
company since the merger with the 
Granada group three months ago Jack 
Boyce is to join as general manager and 
Graham Churchill is to become pro- 
fessional manager of Transatlantic's 
publishing subsidiary Heathside Music. 
Boyce was most recently at RCA. but has 
been associated with the music industry 
for many years with Ffye, Decca and 
Philips. Churchill is currently pro- 
fessional manager of Essex Music While 
at Essex he has been responsible for the 
signing of Joni Mitchell, John Kongos, 
Pink Floyd, Ralph McTell and T. Rex. 
The publishing arm is to be moved from 
its present offices at Lorna Music to new 
offices at Transatlantic's Marylebone 
High Street HQ, where more space has 
been made available Lorna Music's Alan 
Paramor will continue to be Heathside s 
administration manager Commenting on 
the appointments Joseph stated, "We 
are absolutely delighted to have the 
services of two such intelligent and ex- 
perienced senior executives as Boyce 
and Churchill In particular, with Graham 
joining with Paramor's Lorna Music set 
up within Heathside, we confidently ex- 
pect Heathside to move forward in a ma- 
jor expansion program as independent 
music publisher, functioning now on its 
own momentum and not, as previously, 
largely as the publishing arm of Trans- 
atlantic.” 


Over 150 Gary Geld and Peter Udell 
songs are included in the catalogs, with 
hits for the Carpenters, Gene Pitney, 
Brian Hyland and Gary Lewis and the 
Playboys. 


Belgian Corporate Action 


Brewer & Shipley European Tour Due 


RCA London: Two Sales Meets 


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Argentina 


Great Britain 


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Pequena Y Fragil — Pamsco — Sabu — Micsa 
Quereme, Tengo Frio — Piero/ Jose — Marilina Ross — RCA 
Soleado — Mai — Manolo Otero, Daniel Sentacruz Ensamble — 
EMI ; Fausto Papetti — M. Hall 

El Telefono Llora — Trompos — Claude Francois — Music Hall; 
Domenico Modugno — Distal 
Be same — Sandro — RCA 

La Pantera Rosa — Korn — Peter Grant — Samantha; Henry 
Mancini — RCA 

Brindo Por Tu Cumpleanos — Edifon — Aldo Monges — Microfon 
Corazon, Corazon — Julio Iglesias — CBS 

Musica Para Decir Te Quiero — Pamsco — Marcelo Dupre — 
Music Hall 

Quieren Matar Al Ladron — Korn — Cacho Castana — Polydor 

Mi Corazon Esta Enfermo — Dave — CBS 
Melina — Relay — Camilo Sesto — RCA 

Tu Seras Mi Companera — Melograf — Laureano Brizuela — CBS 
Todo Lo Que Quiero DeTi — Relay — Silvana Di Lorenzo — RCA 
— Clanort 

Melodia De Dolannes — Pamsco — Paul de Senneville — Music 
Hall; Alain Debray — RCA 

Nuestra Plaza — Melograf — Raul Abramzon — CBS 
Apenas Quince Anos — Mathias CBS 
Nunca Mas Podre Olvidarte — Mai — Los Cuatro Soles — EMI 
Cerca Del Cielo — Trompos — Felix Pando — Music Hall 
Costera, Mi Costerita — O Veracruz — Maria Ofelia — Microfon 


TOP TEN LPs 

1 Musica Poderosa Vol. 7 Selection — EMI 

2 14 Super Voltops — Selection — CBS 

3 Domingos Estudiantiles — Selection — Music Hall 

4 Alta Tension -Selection — RCA 

5 El Pueblo En Sus Voces - Los Visconti — Philips 

6 Bailando De Noche ... — Cuarteto I mperial — CBS 

7 La Musica De Mau Mau — Selection - T K 

8 Rosko Road Show — Selection — Music Hall 

9 Solo Otra Forma ... — Barry White — Microfon 
10 Beatles 1967/70 -Beatles — EMI 


Australia 


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Love Will Keep Us Together — Captain &Tennille — con — A&M 
Jive Talkin’ — Bee Gees — RSO — Interfusion 
Life — Sherbert — Razzle — Infinity 
The Hustle — Van McCoy — WB — Avco 

All Our Friends Are Getting Married - Skyhooks — Doo Dah — 

Mushroom 

The Last Farewell — Roger Whittaker — Festival — Columbia 
I Do I Do I Do — Abba — I Mogull — RCA 
At Seventeen — Janis Ian — Festival — Interfusion 
Roll Over Lay Down — Status Quo — Leeds — Vertigo 
Fox On The Run — The Sweet — Essex — RCA 


TOP FIVE LPs 

1 Ego Is Not A Dirty Word - Skyhooks — Mushroom 

2 Sherbert's Greatest Hits - Sherbert — Infinity 

3 Just A Boy LeoSayer — Chysalis 

4 Captain Fantastic — Elton John — D JM 

5 Sweet Singles Album Sweet — RCA 


Italy 


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1 1 Sabato Pomeriggio — C Baglioni RCA 

2 3 L’lmportante E’ Finire — Mina — PDU — Curci/PDU 

3 2 Buonasera Dottore C Mori — Clan 

4 5 Take My Heart — J James — Saar 

5 4 A more Grande A more Li bero — Guardiano del Faro — RCA 

RCA/FMA 

6 7 L’Alba — R Cocciante — RCA — RCA/Delta 

7 10 Incontro — P Pravo — RCA 

8 — Tornerai Tornero’ — Homo Sapiens — Rifi — Settebello 

9 — Due — Drupi — Ricordi 

10 — BellaDentro — P Frescura — RCA 


TW LW 

1 1 Sailing — Rod Stewart — Warner Bros. — Island 

2 2 Moonlighting — LeoSayer — Chrysalis — Blandell 

3 12 Hold Me Close — David Essex — CBS —April/Rock On 

4 5 I’m On Fire — 5000 Volts — Philips — Intersong 

5 6 Funky Moped — Jasper Carrot — DJM — Feldman/Lynn/Carlin 

6 3 The Last Farewell — Roger Whitaker — EMI — Tembo 

7 14 There Goes My First Love — Drifters — Bell — Cookaway/B 

Mason 

8 8 Heartbeat — Showaddywaddy — Bell — Southern 

9 7 A Child’s Prayer — Hot Chocolate — Rak — Chocolate/Rak 

10 4 Summertime City — Mike Batt — Epic — Batt Songs 

1 1 — I Only Have Eyes For You — Art Garfunkel — CBS — B, Feldman 

12 20 Fattie Bum Bum — Carl Malcom — UK — Black Wax 

13 19 Una Paloma Blanca — Jonathan King — UK — Noon Music 

14 15 Motor Biking — Chris Spedding — Rak — Island 

15 11 Julie Ann — Kenny — Rak — Martin Coulter 

16 16 Pandora’sBox — Procol Harum — Chrysalis — Blue Beard 

17 9 That’s The Way (I Like It) — KC & The Sunshine Band — Jayboy — 

Southern 

18 — Sing A Little Song — Desmond Dekker — Cactus — Creole Music 

19 18 Fool — Al Matthews — CBS — Acton Green 

20 — Una Paloma Blanca — George Baker Selection — Warner Bros. — 

Noon Music 

TOP TWENTY LPs 

1 Atlantic Crossing — Rod Stewart — Warner Bros. 

2 Wish You Were Here — Pink Floyd — Harvest 

3 Best Of The Stylistics — Avco 

4 The Very Best Of Roger Whitaker — EMI 

5 Horizon — Carpenters — A&M 

6 One Of These Nights — Eagles — Asylum 

7 Cat Stevens Greatest Hits — Island 

8 Tubular Bells — Mike Oldfield — Virgin 

9 All The Fun Of The Fair — David Essex — CBS 

10 Once Upon A Star — Bay City Rollers — Bell 

11 Thank You Baby — Stilistics — Avco 

12 Another Year — Leo Sayer — Chrysalis 

13 E.C. Was Here — Eric Clapton — RSO 

14 Venus & Mars —Wings — Apple 

1 5 Rainbow — Ritchie Blackmore — Oyster 

16 Dark Side Of The Moon — Pink Floyd — Harvest 

17 Captain Fantastic — Elton John — DJM 

18 Sabotage — Black Sabbath — Nems 

19 The Singles 1969-73 — Carpenters — A&M 

20 Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits — CBS 


Canada 


1 I Believe There’s Nothing Stronger — Paul Anka — United Artists 

2 The Homecoming — Hagood Hardy — Attic 

3 Quick Change Artist — Bachman-Turner Overdrive — Mercury 

4 Keep Our Love Alive — Patricia Dahlquist — Columbia 

5 New Orleans — Stampeders — Music World Creations 

6 I’m Running After You — Major Hoople s Boarding House — Axe 

7 King Of The Cops — Kristine — RCA 

8 Baby Woncha Please Come Home — T rooper — MCA 

9 Rosanne — GuessWho — Nimbus9 

10 Goodtime Sally — Copperpenny — Capitol 

TOP TEN LPs 


Four Wheel Drive — Bachman-T urner Overdrive — Mercury 

2 Not Fragile — Bachman-T urner Overdrive — Mercury 

3 The Homecoming — Hagood Hardy — Attic 

4 Storm At Sunup — GinoVannelli — A&M 

5 Travelling — Roger Whittacker — RCA 

6 BTO II — Bachman-T urner Overdrive — Mercury 

7 Woman’s World — Sylvia Tyson — Capitol 

8 Beau Dommage — Capitol 

9 Steamin’ — Stampeders — Music World Creations 
1 0 BTO I — Bachman-T urner Overdrive — Mercury 


Belgium 


TOP TEN LPs 

1 Sabato Pomeriggio — C Baglioni RCA 

2 XX Raccolta -F Papetti — Durium 

3 L’Alba — R Cocciante — RCA 

4 Rimmel — F De Gregori — RCA 

5 Just Another Way To Say— B White — Phillips 

6 Del Mio Meglio No. 3 — Mina — PDU 

7 Profondo Rosso — Goblin — Cinevox 

8 Amore Grande Amore Libero — Guardiano del Faro — RCA 

9 Due — Drupi — Ricordi 

10 Incontro — P Pravo — RCA 


1 Brasilia Carnaval — Chocolate Boys — Omega-Unidas 

2 L’ete Indien — Joe Dassin — CBS-April Music 

3 Dansez Maintenant — Dave — CBS 

4 Dolannes Melodie — Paul de Senneville & Olivier Toussaint-Delphine — 
Editions Moderny 

5 What A Diff'rence A Day Makes — Esther Phillips — Kudu 

6 Aimer Avant De Mourir — Sheila — Carrere 

7 I’m Not In Love — 1 0cc— Mercury 

8 Foot Stompin’ — Bohannon — Brunswick — Basart 

9 Brazil — Ritchie Family — Vogue-Rose Music 

1 0 Mai D’amour, Mai De Toi — Santiana — Carrere 


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Atari Markets ‘Pong’ TV Home Unit; 
Consumer Distribution Thru Sears 


LOS GATOS, CALIF — Atari, Inc., prom- 
inent manufacturer of computer video 
games, launched a major public relations 
and advertising campaign to market a 
home TV entertainment version of 
"Pong," noted as the industry's first coin- 
operated video game. Announcement 
was made by Gene Lipkin, Atari's vice 
president of marketing. 

"Pong" is an electronic adaptation of 
table tennis in which two players 
manipulate dials on a control console to 
move computerized paddles and hit a 
ball of light back and forth across a video 
display screen. The new version of 
"Pong" can be played on any size color 
or black and white television set hooked 
up to Atari's home TV attachment unit. 

* " Pong' for home television in- 
corporates a special combination of ad- 
vanced electronic characteristics never 
before available in a computer video 
game," Lipkin said, pointing out further 
that "Atari's home TV version of 'Pong' 
features digital scoring and unique 
sound effects that accompany the action 
of the paddles meeting the ball. To 
further generate excitement, the speed 
of the ball increases as the volleys in- 
crease and players can put English' on 
return shots by hitting the ball at 
specified angles. For consumer conve- 
nience, the TV attachment unit can be 
hooked up in minutes and runs on stan- 
dard batteries." 

Initial consumer distribution of the 
game will be handled by Sears. Roebuck 
& Co. The Atari product, incorporating 
the company's registered trade name 
"Pong," is part of Sears' new Tele- 
Games" line. The game retails for about 
$100 

"We re proud to be launching a 
dramatic innovation in the field of video 


game technology," Lipkin said. "In fact, 
we're convinced that the introduction of 
Pong 1 for television to millions of 
Americans will be just the beginning of a 
major new form of home entertainment." 

The original computer video game, 
“Pong,” was created and introduced in 
late 1972 by Nolan Bushnell, Atari's 
founder and chairman. During the subse- 
quent three year period the company 
has sustained a position of leadership in 
the industry with the development of an 
entire product line of video amusement 
games. Atari is presently marketing 
some 15 coin-operated computer video 
games, created around such sports as ta- 
ble tennis, soccer, volleyball, hunting 
and auto racing Newer models, 
challenging players to maneuver tanks 
or airplanes, have been developed with 
the application of the most sophisticated 
computer technology available for use in 
electronic games. 

Atari holds U S. Patent No. 3793483 
covering the motion and sync circuitry 
applicable to computer video games. 
The patent, in effect, recognizes Atari as 
the originator of the video game since 
this circuitry is essential for video game 
operation Royalty agreement options 
are available to other game manufac- 
turers using similar circuitry. 

Lipkin noted that Atari totaled gross 
sales in excess of $19 million for the fis- 
cal year ending May31, 1975. 

Atari has selected Coakley/Heagerty, 
Inc., a major California advertising and 
public relations firm, to develop the 
marketing program for the "Pong" home 
television unit. A nationwide public rela- 
tions campaign, print and television ad- 
vertising. and retail point-of-purchase 
displays are key elements of the promo- 
tional effort. 


Bo Mak Enters Video Market 


LOS ANGELES — Bo Mak Electronics, a 
new and exciting company, has made its 
entrance into the video entertainment 
market with an equally new and exciting 
video play action game called "By The 
Seat Of Your Pants." 

Bo Mak Electronics has freshened up 
the approach to video games through 
the use of new dimensions in action. Two 
fighter planes maneuver in battle attack 
across a video sky, a realistic moving 
cloud cover, whining motors, and 
machine gun sounds, all make one feel 
as if the action was almost real. The 
game is piloted by two players that con- 
trol the plane's maneuverability through 
the use of Bo Mak s exclusive action joy 
stick controls The two control sticks are 
neatly tucked below the simulated slate 
top on either side of the handsome wood 
cabinet. 

Bo Mak engineers have utilized the 
dependability of a Motorola 19" TV 
monitor, designed a no clutter cocktail 
styled playing surface, added a quarter 
or fifty cent play switch, and wrapped it 


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The game patterns itself after the 
romance and chivalry of the World War I 
flying ace. and is designed to create the 
identical high flying taste for competi- 
tion. 

N. Orleans Novelty 
At NAMA Confab 

NEW ORLEANS — Eddie Boasberg. 
sales manager of New Orleans Novelty 
Company, announces that three of 
Atari's games plus the latest flipper 
games, arcade equipment and foosballs 
will be on exhibit in New Orleans Novel- 
ty Company's showroom during the 
NAMA Vending Convention which 
begins in New Orleans on October 16 

Insomuch as New Orleans Novelty 
Company is a short distance from the 
Super Dome Eddie invites operators to 
kill two birds with one stone and visit the 
stadium and New Orleans Novelty Com- 
pany at practically the same time. 


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Iowa St. Fair Foosball Tourny 



A total prize purse of approximately $2150 was divided among the top twelve 
teams and highest playing women's and mixed doubles teams competing in the re- 
cent Iowa State Fair soccer tournament co-sponsored by Hanson Dist. Co. of Min- 
neapolis, midwest distributors of the Tournament Soccer (tm) line, and Pearson Can- 
dy Co of St Paul. Minnesota. 

Event was preceded by a ten-day promotion on space provided by Foosball Ltd 
operators of coin equipment in the Des Moines area 
A recently instituted Iowa gambling law momentarily dampened the proceedings, 
according to a Hanson spokesman, but a statement from the attorney general qualify- 
ing the tournament as an "athletic event" cleared the way 
Hanson's promotion department is currently laying the groundwork for future Iowa 
tournaments. 


Day New Pub. 

Mgr. At Mirco 

PHOENIX — John W Day has been ap- 
pointed manager-publications for Mirco 
Systems, Inc , according to an an- 
nouncement issued by the firm. Day. in 
the newly created post, will be responsi- 
ble for the preparation, printing and dis- 
tribution of all Mirco technical publica- 
tions; as well as for advertising, sales 
promotion and publicity programs direct- 
ed to the electronics industry 



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Video Cocktail Tables ‘A 8,000 Expected At NAMA Conv. 

Product Of Importance,’ Oct. 1 6-1 9 In New Orleans 

Acc. To Empire’s Robbins 




CHICAGO — In a recent statement, Joe 
Robbins, executive vice president of 
Empire Distributing Inc,, outlined his 
personal viewpoint of cocktail video 
tables characterizing them as neither a 
' craze" nor a “significant force" but very 
decidedly a product of importance in 
certain special cases and areas. 
Reviewing the initial exposure of the 
units in the west coast market he said, 
"Video cocktail tables originally started 
to attract attention in southern California 
under the push of several blue sky' out- 
fits selling direct to locations. This meth- 
od, of course, forced operators in these 
areas to go out and buy tables of their 
own in order to protect their locations. 
This preventive buying, in turn, proved 
to be a profitable investment in some 
cases; and ultimately resulted in the sale 
of several thousand units in the western 
states 

“Interest gradually crept eastward and 
in a very short time there emerged 
numerous different manufacturers, both 
large and small, who began producing 
and marketing the tables. Operators 
became increasingly aware of their 
potential and, although there are still 
some 'blue sky' guys around, the 



Herman Millstine 


PHOENIX - Dudley Merkel, director of 
North American marketing for Mirco 
Games, Inc,, announced the appoint- 
ment of four regional directors. 

Director of the midwest region is Pat 
Burke. Burke has held positions as vice 
president and general manager of Bun- 
ker Ramo Computer Systems and presi- 
dent of Teltronics Communications, a 
hardware and software company. 

Paul O'Neil is director of the western 
region. He was most recently national 
sales manager of Mirco Computer Based 
Systems for Singer Business Machines. 

Northeast regional director is Herman 
Millstine. formerly national sales mana- 
ger of manufacturing computer systems 
for Singer Business Machines. In addi- 
tion. he held sales management posts 
with RCA Computer Division and 
Honeywell Electronic Data Processing 
Division 


operator has a very prominent place in 
the current picture.” 

The most profitable areas of income 
for video tables, as Robbins pointed out, 
are spots such as "singles" bars; 
downtown urban cocktail lounges cater- 
ing to the transient trade; and high quali- 
ty restaurants which enjoy overflow 
crowds that usually wait in the bar or 
foyer areas before being seated. "Many 
of these types of locations did not pre- 
viously have any games installations on 
the premises, and did not permit any of 
the ordinary type pieces," he said. 
"Some operators who have been ag- 
gressive enough to place the tables in 
these bars, foyer areas and the like, have 
realized some truly excellent collec- 
tions.” 

In conclusion Robbins advised oper- 
ators to "give serious consideration to 
the prospect of looking into these loca- 
tions with the intention in mind of very 
possibly adding some new spots to the 
route. The present cocktail table popu- 
larity may not last forever," he said, "but 
present installations could become per- 
manent and pave the way-for the installa- 
tions of different cocktail table models, 
and even other types of equipment.” 



Tony Gonter 


The fourth appointee, Tony Gonter, 
was with Singer Business Machines in 
branch, district and regional manage- 
ment capabilities bringing new elec- 
tronic systems to the marketplace. 

The newly appointed directors will be 
responsible for identifying and coordi- 
nating sales efforts with Mirco Games 
distributors in their respective regions. 
"All four men come to Mirco with strong 
marketing and technical backgrounds in 
electronics and mirco-processor 
technology. This background is desired 
in order to maximize the potential of the 
current and future Mirco state of the art, 
electronic computer based games," 
Merkel said. 

Mirco Games, Inc., a wholly-owned 
subsidiary of MIRCO Inc., designs, de- 
velops and markets a wide variety of coin 
and non-coin operated games for the 
rapidly expanding leisure time industry. 


CHICAGO — A total of 166 exhibitors 
have reserved space (as of Sept 15) for 
the 1975 NAMA Convention-Exhibit of 
Vending and Foodservice Management, 
according to a report from the associa- 
tion's director of sales Jack Rielley. The 
figure, thus far, is second only to the 
1970 record of 171, but the association 
indicated that several additional ex- 
hibitors are expected to confirm space 
before the show's official opening on 
Oct 16 

“We expect an excellent show, with 28 
companies exhibiting for the first time," 
Rielley said, adding that some 8,000 
representatives of the vending and 
foodservice management industry are 
expected to attend the four-day con- 
clave. 

In a further announcement NAMA not- 
ed that White House chief of staff Donald 
Rumsfeld has accepted the association's 
invitation to be keynote speaker, unless 
prevented by presidential business; and 
that U S. secretary of agriculture Earl 
Butz, schedule permitting, has agreed to 
take part in a special forum for 
foodservice contractors organized by 
NAMA during the convention. Among 
other prominent speakers participating 
in a wide-range mix of current topics in 
the program format are; NAMA board 
chairman Wagner Van Vlack; Professor 
F.M. Clydesdale of the University of 
Massachusetts, who is the NAMA ad- 
visor on nutrition; Dr. Paul A. Fine, a 


New York behaviorial scientist and 
authority on consumer attitudes about 
food; and G. Richard Schreiber, NAMA 
president. 

Many additional special items, such as 
a session on security featuring a taped 
interview with a convicted vending 
machine “specialist"; presentations on 
developing vending mechanics "on the 
job"; achieving employee cooperation 
toward improved productivity; and 
sessions on office coffee service and 
cigarette vending accountability, will 
highlight the agenda. 

All convention sessions are scheduled 
at the Rivergate during the morning 
hours on each of the four convention 
days, with exhibits open each afternoon 
Exhibit hours on Thurs. and Fri. Oct. 16 
and 1 7, will be from noon to 6:00 p.m; on 
Sat. Oct. 18, from noon to 5:00 p.m. and 
on Sun. Oct. 19, from noon to 4:30 p.m. 

Entertainment events will include a 
"Mini Mardi Gras" reception sponsored 
by exhibitors on Thurs. evening at the 
Marriott Hotel, with the Dukes of Dix- 
ieland performing; a Fri. evening "Nite in 
New Orleans” sponsored by the machine 
manufacturers at the Fairmont Hotel; 
and the association’s annual reception, 
banquet and floor show, to be held at the 
Fairmont Hotel on Sat. night, featuring 
comedian Victor Borge and singer 
Marylyn Mulvey. 

The 1975 NAMA show will take place 
at the Rivergate in New Orleans during 
the period of Oct. 16 through 1 9. 


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Mirco Appoints Four Regional Directors 


October 11, 1975 


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cash box/ coin machine news 


Round the Route 


CHICAGO CHATTER 

Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corp.’s field engineer Bill Findlay just completed a 
whirlwind west coast tour, covering such areas as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seat- 
tle. Salt Lake City, et al. He visited several factory distributors and, in some instances, 
conducted territorial service schools such as the session at Portale Automatic Sales 
in LA , which drew a substantial turnout of something like 64 people! Bob also con- 
ducted a session in Salt Lake City, hosted by Al Blettel of McKee Dist. Co. ( Portland). 
He said he'll be on hand, of course, at MOA Expo to assist distribs, ops and visitors 
who'll be stopping in at the Rock-Ola exhibit . Also chatted a bit with Rock-Ola's ad- 
vertising and sales promotion manager Joe Senesac, who's making preparations to 
accommodate MOA people interested in touring the Rock-Ola factory. Recalling the 
large number of visitors who made the tour last year, Joe is setting up arrangements 
accordingly 1 Interested parties take note that it might not be such a bad idea to call 
Joe in advance. 

WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE Brunswick Briarwood Division exhibit at MOA Expo 1 
Got the word from marketing services coordinator Steve Heckmyer that the firm's re- 
ally gone all out this year to provide an especially outstanding display for the exhibi- 
tion of its equally outstanding equipment line, as Steve told us. The structure 
measures 40' long by 8' high and that's about all he divulged — except that Brunswick 
will be premiering not only new equipment this year but a new display booth as well! 
Booth numbers, by the way, are 1 12-1 15, mam hall 

THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE — in this case, a second but similarly 
stirring musical tribute to a football team 1 Ev Dalrymple of Lieberman's One Stop in 
Omaha recently reported heavy jukebox play on "Big Red From Nebraska USA'' by 
Peggy Jo (American Sound); and just this past week reported that a second single, 
“Go Go Go Big Red" b/w Bicentennial" by well known Omaha disk jockey Lee Bar- 
ron, has had an equally strong impact on area operators! 

HERE’S WORD FROM the local IAAPA office that NBC-TV will soon air a 
television special on the outdoor amusement industry Tentative dates of the telecast 
are either November 11 or sometime in early January of 76. Check your local 
newspapers. IAAPA members cooperated in the station's research and are quite anx- 
ious to see the show 

BILL DE SELM OF WILLIAMS ELECTRONICS happily notes that the firm has a 
very strong selling single player in "Triple Strike" — and that shuffles, on straight 
quarter play, are proving to be a bonanza! Earnings reports have been really fantastic! 

AS FURTHER EVIDENCE of the ever widening foreign interest in MOA Expo — a 
feature item appeared in the August 16 issue of the English publication "World's 
Fair," spotlighting a specially offered world's fair travel service trip to Chicago and 
Las Vegas. The article read, in part, “The trip will take in the MOA exhibition in 
Chicago, showing the latest in amusement machines in the U S , together with visits 
to prominent Chicago factories." The fact that 40 seats were reserved for the trip, and 
almost completely filled by the time the item made print, was also noted 

MILWAUKEE MENTIONS 

Empire Dist.'s Bob Rondeau, of Green Bay, is busy making preparations for the five 
day service school that is being sponsored by ICMOA (the Illinois state assn.). The 
school is being coordinated by Empire Distributing, with Bob Rondeau and Ben 
Rochetti (of the distrib's Chicago office) working on mailings and other arrangements. 
All plans have not been finalized as yet, but we will try to keep you informed about 
them as they near completion . Understand the October 4 nuptials of Bob's son, 
Guy, and his bride, the former Sandi Crakow, read like a mini trade show, with so 
many coin machine people attending the reception in Falls River. Our belated, but 
sincere, best wishes to the nappy couple! 

CHATTED WITH “Red" Jacomet of Red's Novelty about the Milwaukee Coin 
Machine Ops meeting held September 1 1 It was the first meeting since the summer 
vacation and rather a productive gathering with several important topics discussed 
and much business accomplished, he said . . As to activity on his own route. Red 
mentioned that collections have been a little soft lately but he expects them to be 
picking up shortly. 

EVERYONE WE'VE SPOKEN TO these past weeks expressed intentions of attend- 
ing the Wisconsin Music Merchants Association meeting in Green Bay, and to that list 
we've added Jim Stansfield and his wife. Belle, of Stansfield Vending in La Crosse 
They took time out on the journey to Green Bay to rendezvous with the Red Jacomets 
and the Irv Becks at the "Robbins" restaurant in Oshkosh for lunch . Jim tells us col- 
lections have been up in his neck of the woods recently, which should give him and 
Red Jacomet something to discuss over lunch! 

WISCONSIN HAPPENINGS: The Lettermen, those guys who crooned love songs 
to us in the sixties, will be appearing at Brown County in Green Bay on October 31 
The sound of the Lettermen has a timeless beauty that makes it well worth the trip to 
see them 

I WOULD LI KE TO TAKE this opportunity to thank all of the people who have will- 
ingly cooperated by giving me information for the column As most of you responsible 
for associations and meetings know, it is impossible to do it without the help of your 
members: likewise, it is impossible to write a column without the assistance of our 
readers. So, once again, thank you readers for all of your help! 


STATE ASSOCIATION CALENDAR 

May 7 to 8: Ohio Music & Amusement 
1976 Assn., annual conv., (site to be 

selected) 

Mar 19 to 21 Music Ops. of Michigan, May 14 to 16 Music and Amusement 
annual conv. , Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor Assn., (New York), annual conv., Ste- 

vensville Country Club, Swan Lake 


EASTERN FLASHES 

It has really been a month for social gatherings in this area of the country, what with 
the new product showings and all. Bob Gatlin of Rowe International in Albany said the 
distrib enjoyed an excellent turnout at the two affairs recently hosted to introduce the 
gorgeous new Rowe R-80 model phonographs. First was held at the Albany 
showrooms, with fine catered provisions for all of the guests in attendance; and the 
second, a luncheon, was held at a hotel in Malone. New games equipment was also 
displayed at both functions . . Incidentally, Bob made some fine comments about the 
Atari "Tank" and "Anti-Aircraft" games, stressing that the two have been extremely 
great sellers, of course, and that the anti-aircraft, in some arcade locations, even out- 
earned the Tank! . . Nice chatting with Bill Prutting and learning that there's been a 
change of name, and address, of the distributorship in Albany, from Davis Dist. Corp. 
to See-North Dist. Inc ! "We've moved into more efficient quarters at 800 N. Pear! St. 
in Albany," Bill said, and to mark the occasion a combination open house and new 
product showing of the recently debuted Seeburg "Entertainer” phonograph was 
held on September 13 Bill said everyone turned out for the big affair — manufac- 
turers' representatives, customers, friends, et al, from all over the country! See-North 
Dist. Inc., by the way, recently added the Litton oven products to its lineup and is ex- 
clusive distributor of the line in the territory of New York state and Berkshire County 
(Mass.). 

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS 

The Rowe AMI new model phonographs, ''Imperial'’ and "Fleetwood,” were unveiled 
to the Houston area coinmen on the evening of September 24, at Rowe Interna- 
tional's Houston distributing headquarters, 91 Dennis St., Houston. Attendance, 
composed of operators, servicemen, friends and their families, was about the same as 
last year; but the general tone of the elaborate festivities was among the friendliest, 
relaxed and enjoyable of any similar affairs we've attended — and that is more than a 
few 1 Among Rowe International Houston office personnel lending a hand towards 
making the affair successful were; Harold Handkins, general manager; George 
Klersey, manager; Bob Davenport, sales representative; Harry Jones, sales represen- 
tative; Eileen Gatlin, secretary. Eileen, already pleasing to the eye, was even more so 
wearing a cleverly designed crown. Bob Davenport really deserves no praise for a top 
notch job as host because he gets as much fun as do the guests! Harry Jones, a tall, 
slender and erect fellow, was imposing enough wearing a hat like those worn by our 
revolutionary forefathers. Only thing wrong with the image was that Harry is actually a 
cordial, pleasant fellow — not at all like the stern visaged patriots of old . The 
Houston Record Industry Association held an all day studio musician, producer and 
engineer seminar September 27 The morning session, from 10 am to 1 pm, was held 
at ACA Recording Studios (8208 Westpark); the afternoon meeting, from 2 pm until 5 
pm, at Sugar Hill Studio (5626 Brock St.). The seminar was free to association mem- 
bers; non-members were charged a $5.00 contribution. HRI A is strictly a nonprofit or- 
ganization formed solely for the purpose of promoting Houston's record industry . . . 
George Bruner, owner of Apollo Music Co., is active in, and a high ranking executive 
officer of, Music Operators of Texas Association. He said the organization was doing 
well from all angles . . . Shared a table at a recent new model showing with congenial 
old-timer operator Clyde Morris and his wife. Lina. They own and operate Morris 
Music Co.. Pasadena, Texas. We referred to Clyde some time ago in Houston Hap- 
penings as a "Honey Dew Husband." He had said that after going into semi- 
retirement his wife kept him busy with Honey Do This and Honey Do That orders. A 
songwriter read the piece, wrote and recorded a song with that title, and gave Clyde 
one of the records! . Pleasant visit with well known, and highly regarded, Earl Hoot 
and his wife, Jerry. Earl said he was now in business for himself but never did mention 
type of said business. Sort of wondered if he had eased out of coinmatics and started 
in insurance, selling bonds, making automobiles, or something! 

CALIFORNIA CLIPPINGS 

For those of you who don't already know, Circle International Co distributors had a 
grand opening Friday the 26th of Sept, to celebrate the addition of the Seeburg line 
and to welcome everyone to their new facilities at 2225 W. Pico Blvd. Three weeks 
ago Dean McMurdie took over the distribution of the new 1976 Entertainer, as well as 
the rest of the Seeburg line, for the Arizona, Hawaii, and southern California areas. 
His success with Atari's "Jaws" and Digital Games' "Heavy Traffic" video units as- 
sures us that he is bound to do well with his new product . Frank Balouz tells us that 
everyone at Atari is busy shipping the new "Steeplechase” game, this unit is an up- 
right model with six horses running from right to left over numerous steeple gates . . . 
We also want everyone to know that Frank is not sporting a new tan as portrayed in 
last week's picture, however I'm sure in the future we will be seeing Frank's true col- 
ors coming through Bill Prast of Digital Games Inc. will be showing a new line of 
arcade games in the very near future. Bill already has three such units that will be 
shown at the MOA as well as the video games that they have been producing en 
masse for quite some time John Roth informed us that Assembly Services Corp. 
will soon be relocating themselves into new facilities ten times that which they had, 
and with all that new space we can look forward to all kinds of activity from them . . . 
Bo Mak’s new "Seat of Your Pants” game has also been developed into an upright 
model, this will serve as a new dimension visually and also to facilitate space arrange- 
ment for the owner Ira Bettelman of C A Robinson, as we 1 1 as most of the people I 
have spoken with, is looking forward to the convention in Chicago. It seems as if 
everyone is waiting to see what new and different games will be available on the 
market next year Although C A Robinson is awaiting the new merchandise the Bally 
Pinball Wizard is still the fastest and largest selling machine on the floor . Word has 
it from Mountain West' Cal Rogers that there will be a “Superbowl" of tournament soc- 
car around the 18th of Jan 1976 in beautiful Miami, Fla. Four players from the San 
Jose Rowdies team will be sponsored by the National Association of Soccar League, 
and the schedule for next year's $350,000.00 tournament tour will be announced at 
the MOA convention in Chicago. Look for a complete rundown on this year's whole 
tour in the next soccar monthly issue, and also keep your eyes peeled for the new 
home table soccar unit by Mountain West at the MOA 


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October 1 1 , 1975 


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Send all copy to: CASH BOX, 6565 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Cal-90028 


COIN MACHINES 
WANTED 


WE ARE ALWAYS INTERESTED IN USED AND BRAND 
new phonographs, pinballs, bingos, guns, arcade, kiddie 
rides, slot machines, etc., all makes all models. QUOTE 
FOB SEA VESSEL TO HOLLAND BELGIE EUROPE, 
SPRL, 276 AVENUE, LOIS, BRUSSELS. 


WANT — all makes new and used Phonographs, Wall 
Boxes, T V. Games, Air Hockey, Pool Tables, Bumper 
Pool Tables, Electronic Baseball games. Electronic 
Games, Kee Games, floor models. St. Thomas Coin 
Sales Inc., 669 Talbot St., St Thomas, Ontario, 
Canada. N5P 1C9 Canada's Oldest Established Dis- 
tributor since 1927. Phone Vince Barrie, (519) 
631-9550. Mail current price list if equipment now 
available" 


NEED 50 miniature numeric readout bulbs for Amutronics 
Par-3 Golf NORTHEASTERN VERMONT MUSIC 4 
Costa Ave St. Johnsbury. Vt, 05910. (802) 748-3744 


We want BINGO'S and BALLY MULTIPLIERS, also Consol 
Juke Boxes. Buyer is an Operator. List & Prices to J C 
Gee 89, Boston Gardens, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 
9LR. England. 

WANTED — Will pay cash $$ for all models of new and 
used Bally bingo machines. Please phone Collect with 
prices, conditions and quantities. FOR SALE — Over 
3,000 Bally slot machines, also Mills and Jennings Bally 
Distributing Company Box 6418 Reno. Nevada 89503 
() 323-6156 


WANT DELUXE BIG TENTS, Black Dragons, Super Jum- 
bos, Twin Wildcats, Wildcats, Jumbos Big Threes, Twin 
Big Tents, Shawnees. SHELTON MUSIC CO P.O. Box 
803, Agana, Guam 9691 0. 

GLASS FOR GOTTLIEB DRAGONETTE " $50 Pinball 
Machines,- One or one hundred. Box 3661 Springfield, 
Mass. 01101. 


COIN MACHINES 
FOR SALE 


FOR SALE: Pinballs,- Apollo $225, El Toro $350, Travel 
Time $350; Kings & Queens $175; Lady Luck $250, All 
Star Baseball $200; Doodle Bug $275; Strike Zone 
$250, Mini Cycle $250, King Tut $175, Sky Line $125 
Scuba $250, Arcade Genco State Fair Gun $150 Wild 
West Gun $250, Stunt Pilot $225, C.C. Drive Master 
$195, Allied Wild Cycle $250; Wirley Bird $195, C.C 
Motorcycle $250, UnScramble $75, Professor 
Quizmaster $100; Fast Ball Baseball $195, Pro Hockey 
T V $250, Paddle Battle T V $125, Bimbo The Clown 
$200, Sea Devil $175, C.C. Speedway $250, Shuffle 
Alley American $225, Rivieria $125; Beta $250, 
Cheetah $100, Altair $125, C.C. Ball Bowler Top Hat 
$195 Send Vi Deposit; Guerrini's. 1211 West 4th St 
Lewistown, Pa 17044 


FOR SALE: KING PIN $495, JUBILEE $525; Pat Hand 
$850, Top Ten $695, Star Hockey $250. Drive Master, 
as is $95; Monster Gun $325; Knock Out Gun $325, 
Basketball $550, Robot $625, Big Red $225; Stanley 
Cup, as is $125; Air Hockley $425, Bumper Pool $275 
Far Out $710, Star Pool $770, Road Runner $350, 
Olympics $625, Speed King $795, Grand Prix $325, 
Goal Tender $395; Quadrapong $325; Tennis Tourney 
$250; Little Red $125; Champion Soccer $175; 
Pachinko $425. Regent, 8 ft model $395. NEW 
ORLEANS NOVELTY COMPANY, 1055 Dryades Street, 
New Orleans. Louisiana 70113; Tel. (504) 529-7321 
Cable: NONOVCO 


FOR SALE — Amutronic TV Hockey $1 25; Ramtek Hockey 
$145; Carnival Gun $195, Americoin Fire Chief (floor 
sample) $795. (No crating). MOHAWK SKILL GAMES 
CO.. 67 Swaggertown Road, Scotia, N Y. 12302. 


RECONDITIONED CLOSEOUTS: Midway Dart Champ 
$95; Wnner $195; Duck Hunt $395; Chopper (like new) 
$445, Bally Sub Pack $195; Target Zero $245, PMC 
Wham Bam 4- 2 $145, Allied Leisure Paddle Battle 
$100; Amutronics TV Ping Pong $100, ESP Electro Dart 
(conv.) $95 MICKEY ANDERSON, INC . P.O Box 
6369, Erie, PA 16512. Phone 81 4-452-3207 


ATT: GAME ROOM OPERATORS - WE HAVE OVER 200 
new & used games available. What do you need? What 
will you pay 9 Do you need fast service on parts & logic 
board repairs 9 CENTRAL DISTRIBUTORS INC . 2315 
Olive Street, St Louis, Missouri 63103 (314) 621-351 1 


SEEBURG WALLBOXES, MODEL SCI, EXCELLENT CON- 
DITION, contact STAR VENDING CO. 2701 Cold 
Springs Rd Ft Worth Texas (81 7) 626 541 1 , 


SEEBURG LPC 150 AMI 200, N 150, JOHNSON COIN 
SORTER & COUNTER 295 Tennis Tourney 200 Electro 
Dart 100 BROWSER. 2009 Mott Ave. Far Rockaway. 
NY. 


New Prof Quizmaster machines in factory cartons List 
$750 Must sell $150 ea Used $50 ea. Used and New 
Pins wanted shipped or as is one or fifty. Novel Amuse- 
ment, 200 U S #1 Linden. N J Phone (201 ) 862-6619 


SPEEDWAY B MOTORCYCLE STUNT Pilot Sea Rescue, 
Missile. Invaders $275 each. Sea Raider, Derby Day 
Helicopter Trainer $195 each. STARK NOVELTY CO 
239 - 30th St. N W Canton Ohio 44709 (216) 
492-5382 


SALE — 20 National Cigarettes $400 Assorted Flippers 
$200. Brand New TV Games $350. And export Slots, 
Bingos, Uprights. Cranes. Jukeboxes Terrific Bargains. 
PAN AMERICAN AMUSEMENTS INC 1211 Liberty 
Avenue Hillside New Jersey 07205. Telephone (201) 
353-5540 


FOR SALE • NEW & USED BALLY MULTIPLIERS - Jen- 
nings Slots — Bingo s Mills Token Vender — Bally Used 
Hoppers — Jennings & Keeney spare parts. Distribution 
wanted for American Pool Tables & Bumper Pool 
Peter Simper Consols & Jennings & Mills Slots Mar- 
Matic Sales Ltd. 31-35, Kirby Street, Hatton Garden 
London. EC1N 8TE. England. 


I HAVE 100 original song poems — rock — country — 
western — comedy — love songs — etc. For brochure 
and price list write George Bruce, Tr. 5 Box 387 
Kingston, N Y 12401. 


FOR SALE: MIDWAY Bulls Eye, Golf Champ ESP Electro 
Dart, Wall Games. $150 D&L DISTR. CO. 6691 Allen- 
town Blvd., Harrisburg, Pa. (717) 545-4264. 

HAVE TRUCK WILL TRAVEL. HAVE NEW AND used coin- 
operated equipment. Billy Bingos, Uprights. Will horse 
trade Let's get together. Send me your lists. We Pick- 
Up and Deliver Lowell Associates. P.O. Box 386, Glen 
Burnie, Md. 21 061 . (301 ) 768-3400. 


COCKTAIL TABLE VIDEO GAMES 1, 2, or 4 players; 
speed-up button; pro-am paddle selection, tennis or 
hockey. $500 to $675. ARIZONA GAMES (602) 
947-8740. 


BURROWS AUTOMATIC SUPPLIES OF 81 , Sunnyhill Road, 
London, S W 16 are specialists in the export of used 
slot machines. Now in stock 40 Jannings $90, 30 
MillsSega $50, 20 Games uprights $65. Payout 
machines modified and converted for any country, mail 
your requirements. 


ALL TYPES OF COIN-OPERATED EQUIPMENT Flippers, 
shuffle alleys, guns, TV games Wiliams, Gottleib Chi- 
Coin. Ramtek Allied, Nutting. Phonographs (large 
selection) Wurlitzer, Seeburg AMI Rock-Ola. Rock-Ola 
vending. Cigarettes, candy, cold drink. National 
Smokeshop Rock-Ola All kinds shopped to perfection 
or buy as-is and save. We have the right price and 
equipment on hand to serve your needs. Write or call: 
Flower City Distributors, Inc 389 Webster Ave , 
Rochester N Y 14609 (716) 654-8020. Ask for Joe 
Grillo. 

FOR SALE — Bingos Ticker Tapes, Lotto Fans and Stock 
Markets available. Also Wall Street, Barrel Of Fun, 
Keeney Red Arrows, Sweet Shawnee, Bally Super Jum- 
bos, and late used Gottleib Flippers. These games are 
completely shopped CALL WASSICK NOVELTY (304) 
292-3791 Morgantown, W. Va. 

CONVERSION CARTRIDGES - PLAY STEREO RECORDS 
ON Seeburg Monaural Phonos B thru 201 — No adjust- 
ments required — just plug in — eliminate sound distor- 
tion, needle skipping, excessive record wear $24.95 
postpaid. Satisfaction guaranteed. Quantity discounts. 
C A. THORP SERVI, 1520 Missouri, Oceanside, Ca 
92054 

Bingos for export: 10 Magic Rings, 5 Big Wheels. Guns 
twin Rifle, Big Top, Trap Shoot. Write for price or call 
D & P. Music, 1 237 Mt Rose Ave P.O. Box 243, York 
PA 174C3. Phone (717) 848-1846. 


FOR SALE - FIVE NEW STOCK MARKETS, NEW WALL 
Streets, New Sweet Shawnees, Bally Venice, Bahama 
Beach, Silver Sails, Lido. Bikini, Touchdown Twistg, 
circus Queen, Write for price LOWELL ASSOCIATES, 
P.O Box 38h , Glen Burnie, MD 21061 (301) 

768-3400 


50 SeeBurg 100 selection wall boxes $5.00 each. 50 
SeeBurg 160 selection wall boxes $37.50 each. 10,000 
use 45 rpm records 15 each CENTRAL MUSIC CO 
P.O. Box 284, 407 E. Ave., D. Kelleen, Texas 76541 


1 00 Antique Coin machines, Mills Roulette and Dice Payout 
machines, Old Slots, Bakers Pacers, Evans Races etc. 40 
Old Counter Games, Keeney Twin odragons Bally Slot 
machines, Fantastic Hot New Counter Game. Want to 
buy Horoscope Ticket and Bead Vending Machines. 
Canadian Dist. & Mfg. Co. 1025-1 Or Street, North Bat- 
tleford, Saskatchewan, Canada Phone (306) 
445-2989 


FOR SALE: Write or call — 200 asst, used T V. games — 
300 asst, arcade pieces — Late Model Pins — ROBERT 
JONES INTERNATIONAL INC , 880 Providence Hiwy 
Dedham, Mass. 0wp26 — 617/329-4880 or ROBERT 
JONES INTERNATIONAL INC , 601 Thompson Rd. 
North, Syracuse, N Y. — 31 5-463-y251 . 


NATIONAL WHITENBURG MODEL 400 FOOD VENDOR 

— National 21 CE Candy Machine — Vendo Visi-Vend 
Rowe Cigarette Machines 20 700 $175 or 7 for $lpp0 

— Rowe 20 800 $295, Crating extra Arcade Equip- 
ment Motor Cycle, Funland, Pennant, Sami, Sea Raider 
and Dune Buggy. Pool Tables. Pin Balls, and many other 
items Vathis Vendors. Call (214) 792-2806 793-3723 
or 792-1810. 


| HUMOR 

% , — - 

DEEJAYSI New, sure-fire comedy I 1 1 ,000 classified one- 
line gags, only $10. Designed to give you the right line 
for the right occasion every time! Send for our comedy 
catalog. IT'S FREE! Edmund Orrin, 2786-C West 
Roberts, Fresno. Calif 9371 1 


SERVICES 
COIN MACHINE 


ACE LOCKS KEYED ALIKE SEND LOCKS AND THE key 
you want them mastered to $1 .00 each. RANDEL LOCK 
SERVICE 61 Rockaway Avenue, Valley Stream, N.Y 
11580. Tel: (516) VA 5-6216. Our 35th year in vend- 
ing. 


SERVICE - TV'S. AMPLIFIERS, LOGIC BOARDS - All 
Makes. All Models — $20.00 plus parts. Call or write 
for free catalog, RDM ASSOCIATES. INC 13 Park 
Ave., Clement Ind. Park, Hudson, N. Hamp. 03051 


SCHOOL FOR GAMES & MUSIC, ONE TO FOUR WEEK 
courses. Phono's Flippers, and Bingos. Buy schematics. 
CAL'S COIN COLLEGE, P.O Box 810 Nicoma Park, 
Okla. 73066. (405) 769-5343 


EMPLOYMENT 

SERVICE 


JO-BAR MUSIC PUBLISHING CORPORATION and BAR- 
JO Records, Inc. needs investors and stockholders to re- 
open music business — Write BAR-JO at 83-45 Vietor 
Ave., Suite 2B, Elmhurst, New York, 1 1 373 or call (21 2) 
898-1628 or 243-5668 


SHOP AND ROUTE MECHANICS WANTED - JUKES, 
Bingos. Uprights, Slots, Flippers. Good pay, raises ac- 
cording to results Apartment furnished if desired and air 
fare furnished. SHELTON MUSIC CO P.O. Box 803 
Agana, Guam 9691 0 Phone 772-6244 


Shop and Route Mechanic wanted. Juke boxes and Pin- 
balls. Good pay Apartment furnished if desired. Pillmon 
Music & Vending Co., P.O. Box 443, Ahoskie. North 
Carolina Phone 332-3393 


SERVICE SCHOOL FOR GAMES AND MUSIC Ten week 
night course teaches practical, theory, schematics. $575 
full price. COMIT, 21 15 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca 
90057 (213) 483-0300. 


FAST SERVICE DISTRIBUTORS will promptly supply any 
and all Speed Limit 45 Records only, upon request using 
your letter heads, D J .s will receive samples by air mail, 
write FAST SERVICE DISTRIBUTORS, 421 A Broadway, 
Nashville, Tenn. 37203. 


RECORDS-MUSIC 


HOUSE OF OLDIES — We are the World Headquarters 
for out of print LPs and 45s. Also, the largest selection of 
Old rock 'n roll and rhythm and blues albums Our 
famous 3 in 1 catalog, $1.25. HOUSE OF OLDIES, 267 
Bleecker St., N.Y N.Y. 10014. (212) 243-0500. 


FOR EXPORT ALL LABELS OF PHONOGRAPH RECORDS, 
cartridges, cassettes. Also excellently priced selections 
of close-outs. Nearly 30 years of personalized service to 
importers world over . Wholesale only DARO EXPORTS, 
LTD 1468 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, N.Y 
11230. Cable: EXPODARO NEW YORK 


WANT RECORDS & TAPES 45'S AND LP'S SURPLUS 
RETURNS, overstock cut-outs, etc. Call or write HARRY 
WARRINER at KNICKERBOCKER MUSIC CO 453 
McLean Ave., Yonkers, New York 10705 (914) GR 
6-7778 

LEADING TAPE AND RECORD DISTRIBUTORS OF ALL 
labels. Will sell current & cut out merchandise at lowest 
prices. Member of NARM. Send for catalogues. CANDY 
STRIPE RECORDS, INC., 17 Alabama Avenue, Island 
Park, New York 11558. 516-432-0047, 516-432-0048 
212895-2693. 


FREE CATALOG — COMPLETE ONE-STOP Specializing 
in oldies but goodies. Wholesale only Paramount 
Record Co., One Colonial Gate, Plainview. LI N Y. 
11803. 


OPERATORS - WE BUY USED RECORDS NOT OVER 1 
year old — 1 0 C each plus postage JOHN M 

AYLESWORTH & CO. 9701 Central Ave Garden 
Grove, Calif. 92644(714) 537-5939 


King of Music Records is looking for masters. Send copies 
to KING OF MUSIC RECORDS - 806-1 6th Avenue 
South, Suite 217, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. or call 
(615) 242-2023. 


8-TRACK TAPES — 75 cents each, made from your master 
or album, Ray Reeves, GUSTO RECORDS, INC 220 
Boscobal St. Nashville, Tenn , 37213(615) 256-1656. 


LYRICS AVAILABLE, FINE, CREATIVE AND TIGHT Rock 
folk, country, whatever. For producers or groups and 
single acts under contract only. Original material ready 
to move DAVE WISEMAN, 601 -B Surf Ave., Brooklyn, 
N.Y. 11224. 


INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS find rare LPs by Byrds, 
Cher, Everly Brothers, Rick Nelson, Sandy Nelson. Dusty 
Springfield and others in our special collectors list. 
$1 .00 inch airmailing. The fastest and most dependable 
service in the world. AIRDISC SPECIAL SERVICES. Box 
835, Amityville, New York 11701. 


CLASSIFIED POWER! 

Got machines to sell 9 Is there something you're looking 
to buy? Maybe you d like to move some used 45 s or 
need a route mechanic? See ad rates above 


Classified Ads Close WEDNESDAY 

Send all copy to: CASH BOX, 6565 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Cal. 90028 
Make sure your check is enclosed 


October 1 1 , 1975 


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“With DREAM, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 
enthusiastically take their rightful 
place alongside friends and co-workers 
Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, 

Michael Murphey and Ihe Allman Brothers, 
“the NGDB in 1975 have become the 
group whose rivals are scarce? 

Phonograph Record Magazine 


WINDSONG 


JOHN DENVER (RCA APL1-1 183) 


WISH YOU WERE HERE 

PINK FLOYD (Columbia PC 33453) 


RED OCTOPUS 

JEFFERSON STARSHIP 
(Grunt BFL 1-099) (Dist: RCA) 


BORN TO RUN 

BRUCE SPRINSTEEN (Columbia PC 33795) 


WIN, LOSE OR DRAW 

ALLMAN BROTHERS (Capricorn CP 0156) 


CAPTAIN FANTASTIC AND THE 
BROWN DIRT COWBOY 


ELTON JOHN (MCA 2142) 


MINSTREL IN THE GALLERY 

JETHRO TULL (Chyrsalis CHR 1082) 


ONE OF THESE NIGHTS 

EAGLES (Asylum 7E 1039) 


PICK OF THE LITTER 

SPINNERS (Atlantic SD 18141) 


KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND 

(T K 603) 


ATLANTIC CROSSING 

ROD STEWART (Warner Bros BS 2875) 


PRISONER IN DISGUISE 

LINDA RONSTADT (Asylum 7E-1 045) 


OUTLAWS 


(Arista 4042) 


BLUES FOR ALLAH 

GRATEFUL DEAD (Grateful Dead GD-LA494-G) 


CLEARLY LOVE 

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (MCA 2148) 


HONEY OH1Q PAYERS I Mercury SRM 1-1038) 


BETWEEN THE LINES 

JANIS IAN (Columbia PC33394) 


E.C. WAS HERE 

ERIC CLAPTON (RSOSO 4809) 


AIN’T NO WAY TO TREAT A 
LADY 


HELEN REDDY (Capitol ST 1 1418) 


SABOTAGE/\ BBA -rn (Warner Bros BS 2822) 


YOUNG AMERICANS 

DAVI D BOWI E ( RCA APL 1 -0999) 


EXTRA TEXTURE 

GEORGE HARRISON (Apple SW-3420) 


SO FINE 

LOGGINS & MESSINA (Columbia PC 33810) 


THE HEAT IS ON 

THE ISLEY BROTHERS (T-Neck PZ 33536) 


RHINESTONE COWBOY 

GLEN CAMPBELL (Capitol 1 1430) 


SEARCHIN’ FOR A RAINBOW 

MARSHALL TUCKER (Capricorn CP 1031) 


20 
21 
22 

23 

24 

25 

26 

27 

28 FLEETWOOD MAC 

29 

30 

31 

32 

33 

34 FANDANGO 


C AUG HT^N_TH_E ACT^d ( capit 0 i i msi 


Warner Bros MS 2225) 


MELLOW MADNESS 

QUINCY JONES (A&M SP4526) 


CAPTURED ANGEL 

DAN FOGELBERG (Epic PE 33499) 


WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS 

WAR (United Artists LA 441-G) 


IS IT SOMETHING I SAID <cooo7i 

RICHARD PRYOR (Warner Bros MS 2227) 


SPIRIT OF THE BOOGIE 

KOOL & THE GANG ( DeLite DEP 2018) 


Cs. 


ZZ TOP (London PS 656) 


H H -1 n "7 C 


10/4 

2 

35 

DAWN’S GREATEST HITS 

TONY ORLANDO 8 DAWN (Arista AL 4045) 

10/4 

34 

1 

* 

RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S 
RAINBOW 

(Polydor PD 6049) 

41 

4 

37 

WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY 
MAKES 

ESTHER PHILLIPS w/BECK (Kudu KU 23S1) 

38 

5 

38 

AL GREEN IS LOVE 

(Hi SHL 32092) 

43 

6 

39 

CHAIN REACTION 

CRUSADERS (Blue Thumb BTSD 6022) 

40 

3 

40 

IN THE CITY 

TAVARES (Capitol ST 11396) 

42 

8 

41 

DESOLATION BLVD. 

SWEET (Capitol ST 11395) 

48 

7 

42 

LET THERE BE MUSIC 

ORLEANS (Elektra 7E 1 029) 

47 

9 

43 

JAMAICA SAY YOU WILL 

JOE COCKER (A&M SP 4529) 

44 

11 

44 

THAT’S THE WAY OF THE 
WORLD 

EARTH, Wl ND & FIRE (Columbia PC 33280) 

33 

14 

45 

THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER 

(Atlantic SD 18133) 

46 

24 

46 

BARRY MANILOWI 

(Arista 4007) 

51 

13 

47 

GORILLA 

JAMES TAYLOR [Warner Bros. BS 2866) 

36 

16 

48 

WIND ON THE WATER 

DAVID CROSBY/GRAHAM NASH (ABC ABCD 902) 


56 

49 

PHOENIX 

LABELLElEpic PE 33579) 

53 

10 

50 

JAWS 

ORIGINAL SOUN DTRACK (MCA 2087) 

37 

12 

51 

DIAMONDS & RUST 

JOAN BAEZ (A&M SP 4527) 

52 

19 

52 

TOYS IN THE ATTIC 

AEROSMITH (Columbia PC 33479) 

31 

15 

53 

SCHEHERAZADE & OTHER 
STORIES 

RENAISSANCE (ABC SASD 7510) 

55 

20 

54 

CAT STEVENS GREATEST HITS 

(A&M 451 9) 

39 

17 

55 

SEDAKA’S BACK 

NEIL SEDAKA (Rocket 463) (Dist: MCA) 

60 

- 

56 

NIGHTRIDER 

CHARLIE DANIELS BAND (Kama Sutra KSBS 2067) 

67 

25 

57 

HOTLINE 

J GEILS BAND (Atlantic SD 18147) 

89 

18 

58 

NON-STOP 

BT EXPRESS (Roadshow RS41001) 

54 

26 

59 

THE WILD, THE INNOCENT (& 
THE E-STREET SHUFFLE) 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Columbia KC34232) 

65 

30 

60 

BOOGIE DOWN U.S.A. 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE (TSOP KZ 33154) 

62 

29 

61 

BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP 
FALLS 

FREDDY FENDER [ABC/Dot 2020) 

45 

21 

62 

ELTON JOHN’S GREATEST HITS 

(MCA 2128) 

61 

23 

63 

MELISSA 

MELISSA MANACHESTER (Arista 4031) 

50 

69 

32 

2 

SAVE ME 

SILVER CONVENTION 
(Midland Int i BKL 1-1129) (Dist: RCA) 

74 

22 

65 

AIN’T NO BOUT A DOUBT IT 

GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION 
(Warner Bros. BS 2876) 

27 

35 

% 

THE HUNGRY YEARS 

NEIL SEDAKA (MCA/Rocket PIG 2157) 

99 

28 

67 

VENUS AND MARS 

WINGS (Capitol SMAS 1141 9) 

57 


68 THE DREAM WEAVER 

GARY WRIGHT (Warner Bros BS 2868) 


69 WILL O’ THE WISP 

LEON RUSSELL (Shelter SR 2138) 


70 MORRIS ALBERT 


(RCA APL 1 -1018) 


71 DON’T ST FEEL GOOD 

RAMSEY LEWIS (Columbia PC 33800) 


72 LOVE WILL KEEP US 

TOGETHER 


THE CAPTAIN & TENNILLE (A8M 3505) 


73 MORE MILES PER GALLON 

BUDDY MILES (Casablanca NBLP 7019) 


74 ENDLESS SUMMER 

BEACH BOYS (Capitol SVBB 11307) 


5 DREAM 

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND (United Artists LA 469-G) 


76 HOME PLATE 

BONNIE RAITT (Warner Bros. BS 2864) 


77 NOMADNESS 

THE STRAWBS (A&M SP4544) 


78 PORTRAIT GALLERY 

HARRY CHAPIN (Elektra 7E-1 041 ) 


79 DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES 

(RCAAPL 1-1144) 


80 STEPPIN’ 

THE POINTER SISTERS (BLue Thumb BTSD 6021) 


81 IN THE SLOT 

TOWER OF POWER (Warner Bros. BS 2880) 


82 GREETINGS FROM ASBURY 
PARK 


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Columbia KC31903) 


83 INSEPARABLE 

NATALIE COLEICapitol 11429) 


84 THIRTEEN BLUE MAGIC LANE 

BLUE MAGIC (Atco SD 36-120) 


85 STAMP ALBUM 

CLIMAX BLUES BAND (Sire SASD 7507) 


86 JOHN DENVER’S GREATEST 
HITS 


88 FIRST CUCKOO 

89 HEARTS 


DEODATO (MCA 491) 


91 JOHN FOGERTY 


92 THE HIT MAN 

EDDIE KENDRICKS (Tamla T6-338S1 ) 


93 ALIVE 


KISS (Casablanca NBLP 7020) 


94 RIDE A ROCK HORSE 

ROGER DALTREY (MCA 2147) 


95 MAIN COURSE 


BEE GEES (RSO SO 4807) 


96 TOMMY 

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDING 
(Polydor PD 2-9502) 


97 ON THE BORDER 

EAGLES (Asylum 7E-1004) 


98 THE CHICAGO THEME 

HUBERT LAWS (CTI 6058S1 ) 


99 STRAIGHT SHOOTER 

BAD COMPANY (Swan Song SS 8413) 


100 CUT THE CAKE 

A VER AGE WHITE BAND (Atlantic SD 18140) 


10/4 

71 


82 


78 


97 1 


58 


85 M 


119 1 


159 


101 


90 


73 


158 


87 


98 


( RCA CPL 1-0374) 


93 


87 FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY 

( RCA APL 1-1 100) 


96 


AMERICA (Warner Bros. BS 2852) 


90 FOOL FOR THE CITY 

FOGHAT (Bearsville 6959) 


(Asylum 7E-1046) 165 


49 


64 


68 


72 









101 

DOG DAYS 

10/4 


ATLANTA RHYTH M SECTION (Polydor PD 6041 ) 

106 

102 

THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP WITH 
RICK DERRINGER 

(Blue Sky PZ 33798) 


103 

DO YOU WONDER 

SHAWN PHILLIPS (A&M 4539) 

108 

104 

BRAZIL 

THE RITCHIE FAMILY (20th Century T-498) 

1 1 1 

105 

THE BEST OF MICHAEL JACKSON 

(Mowtown M6 851 SI ) 

113 

106 

RID1N' HIGH 

JERRY JEFF WALKER (MCA 2156) 

117 

107 

FROM MIGHTY OAKS 

RAY THOMAS (Threshold THS 16) (Dist: London) 

70 

108 

NATTY DREAD 

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (Island 9281) 

77 

109 

LET’S TAKE IT TO THE STAGE 

FUN KADELIC (Westbound W 21 5) 

63 

110 

STORM AT SUNUP 

GINO VANNELLI (A&M 4533) 

79 

111 

GET ON DOWN 

BOBBY BLAND (ABC ABCD 895) 

102 

112 

STACKED DECK 

AMAZING RHYTHM ACES (ABC ABCD 91 3) 

179 

113 

ANOTHER YEAR 

LEO SAYER (Warner Bros BS 2885) 

138 

114 

WATERBED 



HERBIE MANN (Atlantic SD 1676) 

130 

115 

RED HEADED STRANGER 

WILLIE NELSON (Columbia KC33482) 

1 16 

116 

HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW 

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (MCA 2133) 

107 

117 

ODE TO MY LADY 

WILLIE HUTCH (Motown M6-838S1) 

121 

118 

MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS 

(Pye 12116) 

122 

119 

GET DOWN 

JOE SIMON (Spring SPR 6706) 

1 14 

120 

ACID QUEEN 

TINATURNER (United Artists LA 495-G) 

123 

121 

DREAMING MY DREAMS 

WAYLON JENNINGS [RCA APL 1-1062) 

80 

122 

THE DRAGON IS DANCING 

JIMMY SPHEERIS (Epic PE 33565) 

126 

123 

THE HOLY GRAIL 

MONTY PYTHON (Arista 4050) 

125 

124 

THE EAGLES 

(Asylum SD 3054) 

124 

125 

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 

PINK FLOYD (Capitol 11163) 

132 

126 

STILL CAUGHT UP 

MILLIE JACKSON (Spring SP6708) 

127 

127 

A QUIET STORM 

SMOKEY ROBINSON iTamla T6-33781 ) 

128 

128 

BLUE SKY NIGHT THUNDER 

MICHAEL MURPHEY (Epic KE 33290) 

83 

129 

AMBROSIA 

(20th Century T-434) 

84 

130 

DESPERADO 

EAGLES (Asylum SD 5068) 

88 

131 

MOTHER FOCUS 

FOCUSlAtcoSD 36-117) 

142 

132 

7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (BLOW YOUR 
WHISTLE) 



GARY TOMS EMPIRE (PIP 6814) 

135 

133 

CUNNING STUNTS 

CARAVAN (Chess/Janus BTM 5000) 

134 


1 34 KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE io/4 

SPARROW 

MERRY CLAYTON (Ode 77030) 136 

135 BAY CITY ROLLERS 

{Arista AL-4049) 176 

136 THE BASEMENT TAPES 

BOB DYLAN & THE BAND {Columbia C2 33682) 91 

137 BACK HOME AGAIN 

JOHN DENVER (RCA CPL 1-05481 137 

138 PUMP IRON! 

ALVIN LEE (Columbia PC 33796) 129 

1 39 NIGHTINGALES AND BOMBERS 

MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND 

(Warner Bros. BS 2877) 140 

140 VISIONS OF A NEW WORLD 

LONNIE LISTON SMITH (Flying Dutchman BDL 1-1 196) 

141 HORIZON 

THE CARPENTERS (A&M SP 4530) 100 

142 THE DISCO KID 

VAN McCOY (Avco A V 69009) 

143 FORCE IT 

UFO (ChyrsalisCHR 1074) 141 

144 FREEHAND 

GENTLE GIANT (Capitol 11428) 103 

145 BEAUTIFUL LOSER 

BOB SEGER (Capitol 11378) 145 

146 RISING FOR THE MOON 

FAIRPORT CONVENTION [Island ILPS9313) 139 

147 NASHVILLE 

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (ABC ABCD 893) 105 

148 MR. MAGIC 

GROVER WASHINGTON JR (Kudu KU 20) 143 

149 A CHORUS LINE 

ORIGINAL CAST (Columbia PS 33581 ) 1 18 

1 50 THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK 

lOcc (Mercury SRM 1-1029) 110 

151 TUBES 

(A&M 4534) 104 

152 THE PROUD ONE 

THE OSMONDS I MGM M3G-4493) 112 

1 53 ’WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE 

ALICE COOPER (Atlantic SD 18130) 115 

154 PHENIX 

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY (Fantasy F 79004) 1 56 

155 CITY OF ANGELS 

THE MIRACLES (Tamla T6-339S1 ) 169 

1 56 SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL 

NORMAN CONNORS (Buddah BDS 5643) 157 

157 THE SOUND OF SUNSHINE 

THESUNSHINE BAND CTK 604) 168 

158 EXPERIENCE 

GLORIA GAYNOR (MGM M3G 4997) 164 

159 CHICAGO 

ORIGINAL CAST (Arista A1 9005) 163 

160 EVERYBODY’S DOIN’ THE HUSTLE 

JAMES BROWN (PolydorPD 6054) 161 

161 RAILHEAD OVERTURE 

MIKE POST (MGM M3G 5005) 162 

162 AN EVENING WITH JOHN DENVER 

(RCA CPL 2-0764) 155 

163 FUNKY KINGSTON 

TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS (Island ILPS 9330) 

164 TEXAS GOLD 

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL (Capitol ST 11411) 170 

165 FLAT AS A PANCAKE 

HEAD EAST (A&M SP 4537) 166 

166 HOUR OF THE WOLF 

STEPPENWOLF (Epic PE 33583) 167 

167 CAUGHT IN THE ACT 

COMMODORES (Motown M6-820S1) 131 


168 

169 

170 

171 

172 

173 

174 

175 

176 

177 

178 

179 

180 



182 

183 

184 

185 

186 

187 

188 

189 

190 

191 

192 

193 

194 

195 

196 

197 

198 

199 

200 


3 ' 


LISTEN TO THE CITY io/4 

TIM WE I SB ERG (ASM SP 4565) 197 

STARS 

JANIS IAN (Columbia KC32857) 171 

MAN-CHILD 

HERBIE HANCOCK (Columbia PC3381 2) 

JUDITH 

JUDY COLLINS (Elektra7E 1032) 133 


X RATED 

BLACK OAK ARKANSAS (MCA 2155) 

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE 

BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE 

(Mercury SRM 1-1027) 151 

WARNER BROS. PRESENTS 
MONTROSE 

MONTROSE ( Warner Bros BS 2892) 

NEW LOVERS AND OLD FRIENDS 

JOHNNY RIVERSlEpicPE 33681) 177 

REINFORCEMENTS 

BRIAN AUGER'S OBLIVION EXPRESS (RCA APL 11210) - 


DREAMING A DREAM 

CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR (DeLite DEP 2017) 

FOLLOW MY MIND 

JIMMY CLIFF (Warner Bros. MS 2218) 182 

COME AND GET YOURSELF SOME 

LEON HAYWOOD 1 20th Century T-476) 181 

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE AMERICA 
TODAY 

CURTIS MAYFIELDCurtomCU 5001) 180 

PRESSURE SENSITIVE 

RONNIE LAWS [Blue Note BN-UA452-G) 190 

THE SONS OF CHAMPLIN 

(Ariola America ST 50002) 184 

EARTHBOUND 

THE FIFTH DIMENSION (ABC ABCD 897) 183 

RALPH & FLORIAN 

KRAFTWERK (Vertigo VEL 2006) 187 

DON’T IT MAKE YOU WANNA DANCE 

RUSTY WIER (20th Century T-469) 185 


KICK OFF YOUR MUDDY BOOTS 

THE GRAEME EDGE BAND (Threshold THS 15) 


CARESS OF STEEL 

RUSHlMercury SRM 1-1046) 

HIGHER THAN HIGH 

THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH (Gordy G6-972S1 ) 191 

A SONG FOR YOU 

TEMPTATIONS (Gordy G6-969S1 ) 173 

ELYSIAN ENCOUNTER 

BAKER-GURVIT2 ARMY ( Atco SD 36-1 23) 

BAD LUCK IS ALL I HAVE 

EDDIE HARRIS (Atlantic SD 1675) 193 

BEST OF THE STATLER BROS. 

(Mercury 1 037) 194 

NOT A LITTLE GIRL ANYMORE 

LINDA LEWIS (Arista 4047) 

MUSIC KEEPS ME TOGETHER 

TAJ MAHAL (Columbia PC 33801) 196 

TALES FROM THE OZONE 


COMMANDER CODY AND HIS LOST PLANET AIRMEN 
(Warner Bros BS 2883) 

LAW 

(GRCGA 10017) 199 

TAPESTRY 

CAROLE KING (Ode 77099) (Dist: A&M) 1 92 

MISTY 

RAY STEVENS I Barnaby 612) 195 

ABBA 

(Atlantic SD 18146) 200 

RUN JOEY RUN 

DAVID GEODES (Big Tree BT 89511) 


ALPHABETIZED TOP 200 ALBUMS (BY ARTIST) 

Kiss 93 


Abba 199 

Adderley. Cannonball 154 

Aerosmith 52 

Albert. Morris 70 

Allman Brothers 5 

Amazing Rhythm Aces 112 

Ambrosia 129 

America 89 

Asleep At The Wheel 164 

Atlanta Rhythm Section .... 101 

Average White Band 100 

Bachman-Turner 173 

Bad Company 99 

Baez. Joan 51 

Baker-Gurvitz Army 190 

Bay City Rollers 135 

Beach Boys 74 

Bee Gees 95 

Blackmore. Richie 36 

Black Oak Arkansas 172 

Black Sabbath 20 

Bland. Bobby ill 

Blue Magic 84 

Bowie. David 21 

Brian Auger's 

Oblivion Express 176 

Brown. James 160 

B T Express 58 

Campbell, Glen 25 

Captain & Tennille. The 72 

Caravan 133 

iCarpenters 141 


Chapin, Harry 78 

Charlie Daniels Band 56 

Clapton, Eric 18 

Clayton, Merry 134 

Cliff. Jimmy 178 

Climax Blues Band 85 

Cocker Joe 43 

Cole, Natalie 83 

Collins. Judy 171 

Commander Cody and 
His Lost Planet Airmen .195 

Commodores 167 

Connors. Norman 156 

Cooper, Alice 1 53 

Crosby. David/ Nash, Graham 48 

Crown Heights Affair 177 

Crusaders 39 

Daltrey. Roger 94 

Denver. John 1 ,86,137,162 

Deodato 88 

Dylan, Bob 136 

Eagles 8,97.124,130 

Earth. Wind & Fire 44 

Edgar Winter Group 

With Rick Derringer 102 

Fairport Convention 146 

Faith. Hope & Charity 87 

Fender, Freddy 61 

Fifth Dimension 183 

Fleetwood Mac 28 

Focus 131 

Fogelberg. Dan 30 


Fogerty. John 91 

Foghat 90 

Funkadelic 109 

Gaynor, Gloria 158 

Geddes, David 200 

Gentle Giant 144 

Graeme Edge Band 186 

Graham Central Station 65 

Grand Funk 27 

Grateful Dead 14 

Green. Al 38 

Hall and Oates 79 

Hancock, Herbie 170 

Harris Eddie 191 

Harrison. George 22 

Haywood, Leon 179 

Head East 165 

Hutch, Willie 117 

Ian, Janis 17.169 

Isley Bros 24 

Jackson. Michael 105 

Jackson. Millie 126 

Jefferson Starship 3 

Jennings, Waylon 121 

Jethro Tull 7 

J Geils Band 57 

John, Elton 6.62 

Jones, Quincy 29 

KC & The 

Sunshine Band 10 

Kendricks, Eddie 92 

King. Carole 197 


Kool & The Gang 33 

Kraftwerk 184 

Label le . 49 

Law 196 

Laws. Hubert 98 

Laws. Ronnie 181 

Lee. Alvin 138 

Lewis. Linda 193 

Lewis. Ramsey 71 

Loggins and Messina 23 

Manchester, Melissa 63 

Manhattan Transfer 45 

Manilow. Barry 46 

Mann. Herbie 114 

Mann. Manfred 139 

Marley. Bob . 108 

Marshall Tucker Band 26 

Mayfield. Curtis 180 

McCoy, Van 142 

Miles. Buddy 73 

Miracles 155 

Montrose 174 

Monty Python 1 18.1 23 

Murphey, Michael 128 

Nelson. Willie 115 

Newton-John, Olivia .... 15,116 

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 75 

Ohio Players 16 

Orlando. Tony & Dawn 35 

Orleans 42 

Osm onds . . . . 152 


Outlaws 13 

People's Choice 60 

Phillips, Esther 37 

Phillips. Shawn 103 

Pink Floyd 2.1 25 

Pointer Sisters. The 80 

Post, Mike 161 

Pryor. Richard 32 

Raitt, Bonnie 76 

Reddy, Helen 19 

Renaissance 53 

Ritchie Family 104 

Rivers. Johnny T75 

Ronstadt. Linda 12 

Rush 187 

Russell. Leon 69 

Sayer. Leo 113 

Sedaka. Neil 55.66 

Seger, Bob 145 

Silver Convention 64 

Simon. Joe 119 

Smith, Lonnie Liston 140 

Sonsof Champlin 182 

Spheeris, Jimmy 122 

Spinners 9 

Springsteen. Bruce . . 4.59.82 

Statler Bros 192 

Steppenwolf 166 

Stevens. Cat 54 

Stevens, Ray 198 

Stewart. Rod 11 

_S.t.r_awb,s — 72- 


Sunshine Band 157 

Sweet 41 

Tai Mahal 194 

Tavares 40 

Taylor, James 47 

Temptations 189 

10 cc 150 

Thomas. Ray 107 

Toms. Gary 132 

Tootsand the Maytals . 163 

TowerofPower 81 

Tubes 151 

Turner. Tina 120 

UFO 143 

Undisputed Truth 188 

Valli. Frankie 127 

Vannelli. Gino 110 

Walker. Jerry Jeff 106 

War 31 

Washington, Grover, Jr .148 

Weisburg, Tim 168 

Wier. Rusty 185 

Wings 67 

Wright. Gary 68 

ZZ Top 34 

Soundtracks 

A Chorus Line 149 

Chicago 159 

Jaws 50 

Nashville 147 


October 11, 1975 







Fantasy F-79006 
a 2-record set 


IT TOOK A BIG MAN TO MAKE 


Cannon considered Big Man one of the most important projects of his whole career. 
Since he had a pretty big career, you can get some idea of what it meant to him to 
compose the score for a full-scale musical play, and particularly this musical, dealing 
with a theme that has major significance for all Americans and particularly for 
all black Americans. (I am proud to have collaborated with him on this 
work, which is clearly a strong part of Cannon’s musical legacy.) 

— Nat Adderley 


* The Legend of John Henry 

A folk musical with music by Julian and Nat Adderley 

Starring Joe Williams, Randy Crawford, and Robert Guillaume Lyrics by Diane Lampert and Pete Farrow 

Recording produced by Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Nat Adderley, and David Axelrod 

for Junat Productions 





The last album issued during his lifetime turns out 
to be a magnificent retrospective of Cannonball’s 
career. Entirely new and totally contemporary 
re- recordings of his greatest successes, including 
Work Song, Jive Samba, This Here, Country 
Preacher, and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy. 

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY - PHENIX 

a 2-record set Fantasy F-79004 









Her new album